(Erik Piepenburg’s article appeared in The New York Times, 4/7; via Pam Green.)

The actor John Turturro will play the title role in the coming Encores! production of the 1968 musical “Zorba!,” a spokeswoman for the series announced on Tuesday.

Mr. Turturro will make his Encores! and musical-theater debut alongside several other newly announced cast members with more ample song-and-dance credits, including Adam Chanler-Berat (“The Fortress of Solitude”) and Santino Fontana (“Cinderella”).


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