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Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman

Award-Winning, Based on a Story/Novel, Bestseller, Critically-Acclaimed, Drama

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Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha




One of the most produced musicals, based on Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote


Story:

While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners. In it, he plays Alhonso Quiana, a man who has set his own reality aside and become Don Quixote De La Mancha. Assisted by his "squirem" Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the lady Dulcinea.


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Composer

Composer
Mitch Leigh

Lyricist

Lyricist
Joe Darion

Librettist

Librettist
Dale Wasserman



  • Premiere
  • 1972
  • 1977
  • 1992
  • 2002
  • 1972 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
ANTA Washington Square Theatre, Martin Beck Theatre, Eden Theatre, Mark Hellinger Theatre
Opening Night
Nov 22, 1965
Total Performances
2,328
Original Cast
Joan Diener, Irving Jacobson, Richard Kiley, Ray Middleton, Robert Rounseville
Director
Albert Marre
Choreographer
Jack Cole
Producer
Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Musical Director
R. Bennett Benetsky and Neil Warner
Orchestrations
Music Makers, Inc.
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Howard Bay
Lighting Design
Howard Bay

1972 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Opening Night
Jun 22, 1972
Total Performances
140
Original Cast
Joan Diener, Richard Kiley, Irving Jacobson, Robert Rounseville, Jack Dabdoub
Director
Albert Marre
Choreographer
Jack Cole
Producer
Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Orchestrations
Music Makers, Inc.
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Howard Bay and Patton Campbell
Lighting Design
Howard Bay

1977 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Palace Theatre
Opening Night
Sep 15, 1977
Total Performances
124
Original Cast
Richard Kiley, Tony Martinez, Emily Yancy, Bob Wright, Taylor Reed
Director
Albert Marre
Choreographer
Albert Marre
Producer
Eugene V. Wolsk
Musical Director
Robert Brandzel
Orchestrations
Music Makers, Inc.
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Patton Campbell and Howard Bay
Lighting Design
Howard Bay

1992 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 24, 1992
Total Performances
108
Original Cast
Sheena Easton, Raul Julia, Tony Martinez, Ted Forlow, David Holliday, Chev Rodgers, David Wasson
Director
Albert Marre
Choreographer
Albert Marre
Producer
The Mitch Leigh Company
Musical Director
Brian Salesky
Orchestrations
Music Makers, Inc.
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Patton Campbell and Howard Bay
Lighting Design
Gregory Allen Hirsch

2002 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Martin Beck Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 5, 2002
Total Performances
304
Original Cast
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Ernie Sabella, Mark Jacoby, Don Mayo
Director
Jonathan Kent
Choreographer
Luis Perez
Producer
David Stone, Jon B. Platt, Susan Quint Gallin, Sandy Gallin, Seth M. Siegel and USA OSTAR Theatricals
Musical Director
Robert Billig
Orchestrations
Brian Besterman
Scenic Design
Paul Brown
Costume Design
Paul Brown
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo

1972 Film Version

Movie Name
Man of La Mancha
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Arthur Hiller
Screenplay
Dale Wasserman
Starring
Peter O'Toole, Sophia Loren, James Coco





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
2002 Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1996 American Theatre Orchestra Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Books

Book
Novel by Dale Wasserman


Other

Merchandise




1966 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Composer and Lyricist
Best Actor in a Musical - Richard Kiley
Best Scenic Design
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography

1978 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Richard Kiley

2003 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Brian Stokes Mitchell
Best Actress in a Musical - Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

2003 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Brian Stokes Mitchell

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