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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 dungeon in Seville, at the end of the 16th century and various places in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes.


Production Staff [See More]
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
Guitarist: Robin Polseno; Musical Coordinator: Earl Shendell
Assistant to the Director: Gregory Allen Hirsch; National Press Representative: John A. Prescott; 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
Anselmo
a Muleteer
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
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
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 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