MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 22, 1965
Closing Date
Jun 26, 1971
1st Preview
Oct 30, 1965
1st Preview
Oct 30, 1965
Previews
21
Performances
2,328
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
ANTA Washington Square Theatre
(Nov 22, 1965 - Mar 18, 1968)
Martin Beck Theatre
(Mar 20, 1968 - Mar 01, 1971)
Eden Theatre
(Mar 03, 1971 - May 24, 1971)
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(May 26, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)

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.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The American National Theatre and Academy; ANTA Theatre Managing Director: Louis A. Lotito
Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Originally produced by ANTA-Goodspeed
Written by Dale Wasserman; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Suggested by the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra; Music arranged by Carlyle W. Hall, Sr.; Dance arrangements by Neil Warner; Musical Director: Neil Warner
Musical Staging by Albert Marre; Directed by Albert Marre; Choreographed by Jack Cole
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Howard Bay and Patton Campbell; Hair Design by Charles LoPresto; Assistant to Mr. Bay: John Braden
General Manager: Walter Fried; Company Manager: Gino Giglio
Assistant Stage Mgr: Phill Lipman and Renato Cibelli; Technical Advisor: John Higgins; Production Stage Manager: Marnel Sumner
Guitarist: David Serva; Music Contractor: Martin Grupp; Assistant Asst. to the Director Edward Roll
Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Arthur Solomon, Merle Debuskey and Faith Geer; Dance Captain: Eddie Roll; Production Assistant: Dwight Frye
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Sancho Panza
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
The Innkeeper
The Padre
The Barber
Dr. Carrasco
Eleanore Knapp
Broadway debut
The Housekeeper
Anselmo
a Muleteer
Antonia
Juan
a Muleteer
Captain of the Inquisition
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Paco
a Muleteer
Maria
the Innkeeper's Wife
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Tenorio
a Muleteer
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Fermina
a Slave and a Moorish Dancer
Pedro
the Head Muleteer
Jose
a Muleteer
Understudies: Dell Brownlee (Antonia, Maria, Fermina), Renato Cibelli (Dr. Carrasco, Pedro), Jon Cypher (Don Quixote (Cervantes)), Ray Dash (Captain of the Inquisition), Marceline Decker (The Housekeeper), Ralph Farnworth (The Padre), Gerrianne Raphael (Aldonza (Dulcinea)) and Eddie Roll (Sancho Panza, The Barber)

ANTA Washington Square Theatre (Nov 22, 1965 - Mar 18, 1968)

Musical Director: R. Bennett Benetsky
Production Stage Manager: Michael Turque and James S. Gelb; Assistant Stage Mgr: Al Leberfeld

Cast

Aldonza (Dulcinea)
John Cullum
At Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Feb 25, 1967 - Apr 10, 1967
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
May 28, 1966 - Jun 09, 1966
 
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Apr 11, 1967 - Jul 1967
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
circa. 1967 - ?
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Jul 25, 1967 - ?
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Apr 11, 1967 - ?
Juan
a Muleteer
Maria
the Innkeeper's Wife
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Antonia
The Barber
 
The Horse
Tenorio
a Muleteer
Dr. Carrasco
Pedro
the Head Muleteer
 
The Horse
Jose
a Muleteer
Dr. Carrasco
Alternate
Tenorio
a Muleteer
John Cullum
At Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Jan 11, 1967 - Feb 25, 1967
Alternate
Captain of the Inquisition
Alternate
Man of The Inquisition
The Innkeeper
Man of The Inquisition
Anselmo
a Muleteer
Dr. Carrasco
Dr. Carrasco
Guard
The Housekeeper
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Alternate
Jose
a Muleteer
 
Dancing Horse
The Housekeeper
 
Maria
the Innkeeper's Wife
Jose
a Muleteer
 
Dancing Horse
The Innkeeper
Guard
Fermina
a Slave and a Moorish Dancer
Juan
a Muleteer
 
Tenorio
a Muleteer
The Barber
Anselmo
a Muleteer
The Horse
 
Pedro
the Head Muleteer
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
The Padre
Fermina
a Slave and a Moorish Dancer
Man of The Inquisition
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Paco
a Muleteer
 
Dancing Horse
Sancho Panza
Sancho Panza
Sancho Panza
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Emily Yancy
Matinees
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Alternate
Understudies: Louise Armstrong (The Housekeeper), Dell Brownlee (Aldonza (Dulcinea)), Renato Cibelli (Don Quixote (Cervantes), The Innkeeper), Jack Dabdoub (Don Quixote (Cervantes), The Innkeeper), Ralph Farnsworth (The Padre), Jonathan Fox (Captain of the Inquisition), John Gorrin (Swing Dancer), Rosemary Harvey (Antonia, Fermina), David Holliday (Don Quixote (Cervantes)), Jeff Killion (Pedro), Alfred Leberfeld (Dr. Carrasco, The Barber), Stephen Pearlman (The Innkeeper, Pedro), Wilson Robey (Sancho Panza, The Padre), Shev Rodgers (The Innkeeper), Violet Santangelo (Aldonza (Dulcinea), Maria), Harry Theyard (Dr. Carrasco) and Barbara Williams (Aldonza (Dulcinea))

Martin Beck Theatre (Mar 20, 1968 - Mar 01, 1971)

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Martin Beck Estate
Production Stage Manager: James S. Gelb; Stage Manager: Martin Newman
Guitarist: Stephen Sahlein; Assistant Conductor: Teresa Montes
Dance Captain: Ted Forlow; Press Representative: Violet Welles; Casting: Wendy Mackenzie

Cast

Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Carolyn Maye
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Claudio Brook
Broadway debut
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Dell Brownlee
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Alternate
Pedro
the Head Muleteer
The Horse
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Alternate
 
Man of The Inquisition
Jack Dabdoub
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Oct 20, 1969 - ?
Alternate
 
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Alternate
Sancho Panza
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Fermina
a Slave and a Moorish Dancer
 
Antonia
The Barber
Swing Dancer
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Alternate
 
Dr. Carrasco
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Jul 01, 1968 - ?
David Holliday
Broadway debut
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Alternate
 
Dr. Carrasco
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Dr. Carrasco
 
Man of The Inquisition
 
Man of The Inquisition
Swing Dancer
Pedro
the Head Muleteer
Tenorio
a Muleteer
Sancho Panza
Man of The Inquisition
 
Guard
Carolyn Maye
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Alternate
Jose
a Muleteer
 
The Horse
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Tenorio
a Muleteer
 
Man of The Inquisition
Juan
a Muleteer
Fermina
a Slave and a Moorish Dancer
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
The Horse
Dr. Carrasco
Sancho Panza
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Guard
 
Man of The Inquisition
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Jul 25, 1967 - ?
Alternate
Don Quixote (Cervantes)
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Alternate
Understudies: David Atkinson (Don Quixote (Cervantes)), Lou Criscuolo (Sancho Panza, The Barber), Ted Forlow (The Barber), Janet Gaylord (Antonia, Maria, Fermina), Marcia Gilford (Aldonza (Dulcinea), Antonia), Laurence Guittard (Don Quixote (Cervantes)), Patricia Lens (Antonia, Fermina), Bruce MacKay (The Innkeeper), Rita Metzger (The Housekeeper), Paul Michael (The Innkeeper), Violet Santangelo (Aldonza (Dulcinea), Maria), David Wilder (Pedro) and Emily Yancy (Aldonza (Dulcinea))

Eden Theatre (Mar 03, 1971 - May 24, 1971)

Cast

Aldonza (Dulcinea)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (May 26, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Max Stahl and Stanley Stahl
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) and Muleteers
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
Don Quixote (Cervantes), the Knights and His Attendants
A Little Gossip
Sancho Panza
Dulcinea (Reprise)
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) (Reprise)
Don Quixote (Cervantes), Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Sancho Panza
The Psalm
The Padre
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) (Reprise)
Company

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1966 Winner
Book by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

Best Composer and Lyricist

1966 Winner
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion

Best Actor in a Musical

1966 Winner
Richard Kiley

Best Scenic Design

1966 Winner
Scenic Design by Howard Bay
 

Best Costume Design

1966 Nominee
Costume Design by Howard Bay and Patton Campbell
 

Best Choreography

1966 Nominee
Choreographed by Jack Cole

Best Direction of a Musical

1966 Winner
Directed by Albert Marre
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