Friday, April 10, 2015

City Center Encores Presents Zorba!, May 6 - 10

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"I live as if I would die any minute." So says Zorba (John Turturro), the force of nature at the center of John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1968 musical about love, loss, and what it means to be truly alive. The musical is based on the Oscar-winning film, Zorba The Greek.

This vibrant, irresistible musical will be presented as part of City Center's acclaimed Encores series in New York from May 6 through May 10.

Zorba! tells the story of a shy American intellectual named Niko (Santino Fontana) who befriends the irrepressible jack-of-all-trades Zorba. As they traipse across the island of Crete, the two men dance, philosophize, and pursue women—including a French innkeeper with a mysterious past (Zoë Wanamaker).

Kander and Ebb's haunting score captures the spirit of Greece, complete with eight-string bouzouki music and a Greek chorus of storytellers led by Marin Mazzie.

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