The Zulu And The Zayda / Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: 11/15/2010
Label: RCA
Catalog Number: SONY81366
Number of Discs: 1

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Works on This Recording
1. The Zulu And The Zayda by Harold Rome
Performer: Ossie Davis (Voice), John Pleshette (Voice), Philip Vandervort (Voice), Menasha Skulnik (Voice), Joe Silver (Voice), Sarah Cunningham (Voice), Louis Gossett (Voice)
Conductor: Meyer Kupferman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Harold Rome's The Zulu and the Zayda is a genuine curiosity in the Broadway catalog. Set in contemporary South Africa, it imagines a burgeoning friendship between a sociable old Jewish grandfather (Zayda) and the native (Zulu) he hires as a companion. Rome's score allows the characters to pause and reflect in song, cleverly illustrating the different cultural elements at play in the story. The cast includes Yiddish theater star Menasha Skulnik, Louis Gossett, Jr., Ossie Davis and Yaphet Kotto.

"Inescapably touching...something to warm the heart, lighten the spirit." - New York Daily News

"Mr. Skulnik is a many-splendored thing." - New York Herald Tribune
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