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Illya Darling   

Mark Hellinger Theatre, (4/11/1967 - 1/13/1968)
First Preview: Mar 22, 1967 Total Previews: 22
Opening Date: Apr 11, 1967    
Closing Date: Jan 13, 1968 Total Performances: 320

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: The Port of Piraeus in Greece. The Present.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Max Stahl and Stanley Stahl
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden; Produced in association with United Artists
Music by Manos Hadjidakis; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Book by Jules Dassin; Based on the movie "Never on Sunday" by Jules Dassin; Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; Musical Director: Karen Gustafson; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams
Directed by Jules Dassin; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Tommy Panko
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Associate Scenic Design: Jack Brown; Hair Design by Nino Raffaello; Sound Design by Robert Liftin
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Peter Neufeld
Production Stage Manager: Don Doherty; Stage Manager: Bert Wood
Bouzouki soloist: Harry Lemonopoulos; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek; Supervising Copyist: Mathilde Pincus
Dance Captain: Martin Allen; General Press Representative: James D. Proctor; Associate Press Representative: Max Gendel and Lawrence Belling; Advertising: Ingram Ash
Melina MercouriIllya
Orson BeanHomer Thrace
Joe AlfasaMusician
Martin AllenEnsemble
Dom AngeloWorkman
Nick AthasPlaygoer
Ann BarryThe Other Girl
Edward BeckerEnsemble
Rudy BondCaptain
Fred BurrellDrama Critic
Alvin CohenEnsemble
Joseph CorbyForward Sailor
Lonnie DavisEnsemble
Gerrit de BeerLittle Man
William DuellGarbage
Sandy EllenKiki
Marcelo GamboaEnsemble
Harold GaryWaiter
Louis GenevrinoEnsemble
Del GreenWife
Eileen Joy HaberEnsemble
Suzanne HornEnsemble
Nat HorneEnsemble
Harry KalkanisBodyguard
Robert KarlEnsemble
Nikos Kourkoulos
American Debut
Johnny La MottaEnsemble
Robert La TourneauxTimid Sailor
Gloria LambertCassandra
Steven LardasEnsemble
Urylee LeonardosEnsemble
Hal LindenNo Face
Joe E. MarksVassily
Thomas RaskinCosta
Lou RodgersVoula
Juleste SalveEnsemble
Arthur ShafferEnsemble
Loukas SkipitarisEnsemble
Bill StarrEnsemble
Maria StrattinEnsemble
Mitch ThomasEnsemble
Titos VandisYorgo
Terry ViolinoEnsemble
Standby: Fleury D'Antonakis (Illya)
Understudies: Joe Alfasa (Garbage, Vassily, Waiter), Dom Angelo (Timid Sailor), Fred Burrell (Homer Thrace), Harold Gary (Captain, No Face, Yorgo), Louis Genevrino (Forward Sailor), Del Green (Kiki, Voula), Suzanne Horn (Cassandra), Gloria Lambert (Despo) and Hal Linden (Tonio)
Tony Award®
 1968 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Jules Dassin ;  Music by Manos Hadjidakis ;  Lyrics by Joe Darion ;  Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden
 1968 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 
 Music by Manos Hadjidakis ;  Lyrics by Joe Darion
 1968 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Melina Mercouri
 1968 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Nikos Kourkoulos
 1968 Best Choreography [nominee] 
  Onna White
 1968 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Jules Dassin
music by Manos Hadjidakis; lyrics by Joe Darion
ACT 1 Sung By
Po, Po, PoHomer Thrace and Tonio
Piraeus, My LoveIllya and Men
Golden LandHomer Thrace and Ensemble
Zebekiko (Reprise) Yorgo
Love, Love, LoveIllya
I Think She Needs MeHomer Thrace
I'll Never Lay Down Any MoreDespo
After LoveTonio
Birthday SongTonio, Captain and Men
Medea Tango Illya and Men
Illya DarlingIllya, Yorgo and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Dear Mr. SchubertIllya
The LessonIllya and Homer Thrace
Never on SundayIllya and Ensemble
Piraeus, My Love (Reprise) Illya
Medea Tango (Reprise) Tonio
DanceIllya, Homer Thrace, Yorgo, Tonio, Captain, Vassily, Waiter and Ensemble
Ya CharaCompany