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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
Richard KileyDon Quixote (Cervantes)
Tony MartinezSancho Panza
Emily YancyAldonza (Dulcinea)
Renato CibelliCaptain of the Inquisition
Margret ColemanThe Housekeeper
Harriett ConradAntonia
Ted ForlowThe Barber
a Muleteer
Taylor ReedThe Padre
Ian SullivanDr. Carrasco
Bob WrightThe Innkeeper
Anthony De VecchiPaco
a Muleteer
Marceline DeckerMaria
the Innkeeper's Wife
Mark HollidayJuan
a Muleteer
Héctor MercadoThe Mule
a Muleteer
Chev RodgersPedro
the Head Muleteer
Michael St. PaulGuard
Joan SussweinFermina
a Slavey and a Moorish Dancer
Moorish Dancer
Ben VargasThe Horse
a Muleteer
Edmond VarratoJorge
a Muleteer
David WassonFernando
a Muleteer
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 1 Sung By
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)Don Quixote (Cervantes), Sancho Panza and Horses
It's All the SameAldonza (Dulcinea) and Muleteers
DulcineaDon Quixote (Cervantes)
I'm Only Thinking of HimThe Padre, Antonia, The Housekeeper and Dr. Carrasco
I Really Like HimSancho Panza
What Does He Want of Me?Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Little Bird, Little BirdAnselmo (a Muleteer) and Muleteers
Barber's SongThe Barber
Golden Helmet of MambrinoDon 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 CombatDon Quixote (Cervantes), Aldonza (Dulcinea), Sancho Panza and Muleteers
The Dubbing/Knight of the Woeful CountenanceThe Innkeeper, Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Sancho Panza
The AbductionAldonza (Dulcinea) and Muleteers
Moorish DanceEnsemble
AldonzaAldonza (Dulcinea)
The Knight of the MirrorsEnsemble
A Little GossipSancho Panza
Dulcinea (Reprise) Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) (Reprise) Don Quixote (Cervantes)
The PsalmThe Padre
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) (Reprise) Entire Company