Man of La Mancha

Musical - Revival

Palace Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 13, 1977
  • Opening Date: September 15, 1977
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1977
  • Previews: 3
  • Performances: 124

Lyrics: Joe Darion

Playwright: Dale Wasserman

Music: Mitch Leigh


An imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes gets his fellow inmates to enact the story of his novel, Don Quixote, about an aged nobleman who declares himself a "knight errant" out to do battle for good and the love of a fair maiden, in Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman's musical adaptation of the classic Cervantes novel.


Opening Night Cast

Richard Kiley in Man of La Mancha 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
Taylor Reed The Padre
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Dale Wasserman Writer
  Mitch Leigh Music
  Joe Darion Lyrics
  Albert Marre Director
  Albert Marre Musical Staging
  Howard Bay Scenic Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1977 - 1978

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Richard Kiley Nominee
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