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Man of La Mancha   

 
Palace Theatre , (9/15/1977 - 12/31/1977)
First Preview:Sep 13, 1977 Total Previews:3
Opening Date:Sep 15, 1977   
Closing Date:Dec 31, 1977 Total Performances:124

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: Suggested by the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra.
Setting: A prison in Seville, Spain, and in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes. 1594.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Eugene V. Wolsk
Written by Dale Wasserman; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes; Music arranged by Music Makers, Inc.; Musical Director: Robert Brandzel
Directed by Albert Marre; Musical Staging by Albert Marre
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Patton Campbell and Howard Bay; Lighting Design by Howard Bay
Company Manager: Chuck Eisler
Production Stage Manager: Patrick Horrigan; Stage Manager: Gregory Allen Hirsch; Assistant Stage Mgr: Kay Vance
Guitarist: Robin Polseno; Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell
Assistant to the Director: Gregory Allen Hirsch; National Press Representative: John A. Prescott; Casting Assistant: Kay Vance; National Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Richard Kiley Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Tony Martinez Sancho Panza
Emily Yancy Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Renato Cibelli Captain of the Inquisition
Margret Coleman The Housekeeper
Harriett Conrad Antonia
Ted Forlow The Barber
Taylor Reed The Padre
Ian Sullivan Dr. Carrasco
Bob Wright The Innkeeper
Anthony De Vecchi Paco
a Muleteer
Marceline Decker Maria
the Innkeeper's Wife
Ted Forlow Anselmo
a Muleteer
Mark Holliday Juan
a Muleteer
Héctor Mercado The Mule
Jose
a Muleteer
Chev Rodgers Pedro
the Head Muleteer
Michael St. Paul Guard
Joan Susswein Fermina
a Slavey and a Moorish Dancer
Moorish Dancer
Ben Vargas The Horse
Tenorio
a Muleteer
Edmond Varrato Jorge
a Muleteer
David Wasson Fernando
a Muleteer
Guard
Standby: Edmond Varrato (Sancho Panza)
Understudies: Renato Cibelli (The Innkeeper), Anthony De Vecchi (Pedro, The Horse, The Mule), Marceline Decker (The Housekeeper), Mark Holliday (Anselmo, The Padre), Michael St. Paul (Captain of the Inquisition), Joan Susswein (Aldonza (Dulcinea), Antonia), Kay Vance (Fermina, Maria, Moorish Dancer), Edmond Varrato (The Barber) and David Wasson (Dr. Carrasco, The Padre)
Drama Desk Award
 1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Richard Kiley
music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion
ACT 1Sung By
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) Don Quixote (Cervantes), Sancho Panza and Horses
It's All the Same Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Muleteers
Dulcinea Don Quixote (Cervantes)
I'm Only Thinking of Him The Padre, Antonia, The Housekeeper and Dr. Carrasco
I Really Like Him Sancho Panza
What Does He Want of Me? Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Little Bird, Little Bird Anselmo (a Muleteer) and Muleteers
Barber's Song The Barber
Golden Helmet of Mambrino Don Quixote (Cervantes), Sancho Panza, The Barber and Muleteers
To Each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream) The Padre
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) Don Quixote (Cervantes)
The Combat Don Quixote (Cervantes), Aldonza (Dulcinea), Sancho Panza and Muleteers
The Dubbing/Knight of the Woeful Countenance The Innkeeper, Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Sancho Panza
The Abduction Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Muleteers
Moorish Dance Ensemble
Aldonza Aldonza (Dulcinea)
The Knight of the Mirrors Ensemble
A Little Gossip Sancho Panza
Dulcinea (Reprise)Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) (Reprise)Don Quixote (Cervantes)
The Psalm The Padre
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) (Reprise)Entire Company