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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
Cast
Melina Mercouri
Illya
Orson Bean
Homer Thrace
Joe Alfasa
Musician
Martin Allen
Ensemble
Dom Angelo
Workman
Ensemble
Nick Athas
Playgoer
Ensemble
Ann Barry
The Other Girl
Ensemble
Edward Becker
Ensemble
Rudy Bond
Captain
Fred Burrell
Drama Critic
Alvin Cohen
Ensemble
Joseph Corby
Forward Sailor
Ensemble
Lonnie Davis
Ensemble
Gerrit de Beer
Little Man
Ensemble
Bodyguard
Despo
Despo
William Duell
Garbage
Sandy Ellen
Kiki
Ensemble
Marcelo Gamboa
Ensemble
Harold Gary
Waiter
Louis Genevrino
Ensemble
Del Green
Wife
Ensemble
Eileen Joy Haber
Ensemble
Suzanne Horn
Ensemble
Nat Horne
Ensemble
Harry Kalkanis
Bodyguard
Ensemble
Robert Karl
Ensemble
Nikos Kourkoulos
American Debut
Tonio
Johnny La Motta
Ensemble
Robert La Tourneaux
Timid Sailor
Ensemble
Gloria Lambert
Cassandra
Ensemble
Steven Lardas
Ensemble
Urylee Leonardos
Ensemble
Hal Linden
No Face
Joe E. Marks
Vassily
Thomas Raskin
Costa
Ensemble
Lou Rodgers
Voula
Ensemble
Juleste Salve
Ensemble
Arthur Shaffer
Ensemble
Loukas Skipitaris
Ensemble
Bill Starr
Ensemble
Maria Strattin
Ensemble
Mitch Thomas
Ensemble
Titos Vandis
Yorgo
Terry Violino
Ensemble
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, Po Homer Thrace and Tonio
Dance Ensemble
Zebekiko Yorgo
Piraeus, My Love Illya and Men
Golden Land Homer Thrace and Ensemble
Zebekiko (Reprise) Yorgo
Love, Love, Love Illya
I Think She Needs Me Homer Thrace
I'll Never Lay Down Any More Despo
After Love Tonio
Birthday Song Tonio, Captain and Men
Medea Tango Illya and Men
Illya Darling Illya, Yorgo and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Dear Mr. Schubert Illya
The Lesson Illya and Homer Thrace
Never on Sunday Illya and Ensemble
Piraeus, My Love (Reprise) Illya
Medea Tango (Reprise) Tonio
Dance Illya, Homer Thrace, Yorgo, Tonio, Captain, Vassily, Waiter and Ensemble
Ya Chara Company