The Zinger was a 1976 off-Broadway futuristic rock and roll musical set in 2008 written by Harry Chapin and Sandy Chapin. The play featured young unknown cast, many of whom went on to later fame. The play premiered in the inaugural season of the Performing Arts Foundation (PAF) Playhouse in Long Island, New York. The play opened March 19, 1976.
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- "Lahti On The Screen: Rare, But Memorable". philly.com. 1986-03-25. Retrieved 2011-03-12 . "...years of parts in Off-Off-Broadway productions in theaters "that had rats in the dressing room and cockroaches running across the stage." Then there was her first big production, a Harry Chapin musical, The Zinger..."
- "A Franciscan brother and a...". Orlando Sentinel. 1986-09-21. Retrieved 2011-03-06 . "...collaborated with singer Harry Chapin on the musical The Zinger"