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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.

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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 Mercouri Illya
Orson Bean Homer Thrace
Joe Alfasa Musician
Martin Allen Ensemble
Dom Angelo Workman
Nick Athas Playgoer
Ann Barry The Other Girl
Edward Becker Ensemble
Rudy Bond Captain
Fred Burrell Drama Critic
Alvin Cohen Ensemble
Joseph Corby Forward Sailor
Lonnie Davis Ensemble
Gerrit de Beer Little Man
Despo Despo
William Duell Garbage
Sandy Ellen Kiki
Marcelo Gamboa Ensemble
Harold Gary Waiter
Louis Genevrino Ensemble
Del Green Wife
Eileen Joy Haber Ensemble
Suzanne Horn Ensemble
Nat Horne Ensemble
Harry Kalkanis Bodyguard
Robert Karl Ensemble
Nikos Kourkoulos
American Debut
Johnny La Motta Ensemble
Robert La Tourneaux Timid Sailor
Gloria Lambert Cassandra
Steven Lardas Ensemble
Urylee Leonardos Ensemble
Hal Linden No Face
Joe E. Marks Vassily
Thomas Raskin Costa
Lou Rodgers Voula
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 1Sung 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 2Sung 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