Man of La Mancha


Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. It tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.

The principal song, "The Impossible Dream", became a standard. The musical has played in many other countries around the world, with productions in German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Icelandic, Gujarati, Uzbek, Hungarian, Serbian, Slovenian, Swahili, Finnish, Ukrainian and nine distinctly different dialects of the Spanish language.

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Cast and Crew

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Brett  Goldman Brett Goldman Cervantes/Don Quixote
Alan  Cohen Alan Cohen Sancho Panza
Tiffany  Chow Tiffany Chow Aldonza
Ed  Spitz Ed Spitz Padre
Leon  Gelkoff Leon Gelkoff Dr. Carrasco
Mor  Hen Mor Hen Antonia
Patrice  Perez Patrice Perez Housekeeper
Eric  Isaacson Eric Isaacson The Innkeeper
Maayan  Leeper-Carr Maayan Leeper-Carr Innkeeper's Wife
Yamima  Osher Yamima Osher The Governor
Bob  Gilmour Bob Gilmour The Duke
Golda  Simkins Golda Simkins Fermina
Arnie  Gross Arnie Gross Anselmo
Mike  Berlin Mike Berlin Pedro
Pinchas  Ziv Pinchas Ziv Juan
Luis  Har Luis Har Captain, Tenorio
Mike  Quastel Mike Quastel Jose
Debbie  Lamdan Debbie Lamdan The Barber
Maayan  Leeper-Carr Maayan Leeper-Carr Moorish Girl
Sarina  Sadot Sarina Sadot Gypsy
Michal  Ezekiel Michal Ezekiel Horse
Annie  Molcho Annie Molcho Horse
Lorna  Szefler Lorna Szefler Horse
Laora  Naggan Laora Naggan Donkey
Yasha  Rise Yasha Rise Stable-Boy
Joan  Avigur Joan Avigur Inn-Patron
Gail  Greene Gail Greene Inn-Patron
Myra  Suissa Myra Suissa Inn-Patron
Joy  Wiser Joy Wiser Gypsy, Inn-Patron
Patti  Golan Patti Golan Inn-Patron
Yaacov  Amsellem Yaacov Amsellem Director
David  Waldmann David Waldmann Musical Director
Kristina  Hawthorne Kristina Hawthorne Vocal Coach
Keshet  Margolis-Stein Keshet Margolis-Stein Choreographer
Lisa  Rubinowitz Lisa Rubinowitz Stage Manager
Judy  Swinger-Freed Judy Swinger-Freed Scenery Designer
Judy  Frank Judy Frank Props
Melanie  Lombard Melanie Lombard Costume Designer
Elizabeth  Homans Elizabeth Homans Costume Mistress
Zeev  Porat Zeev Porat Set Construction
Razelle  Weiss Razelle Weiss Assistant to the Director
Carol  Isaacson Carol Isaacson Staging Assistant
Brenda  Laster Brenda Laster Prompter
Albert  Jacob Albert Jacob Orchestra Steward
Cyril  Simkins Cyril Simkins Translation Technician

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LOGON Trivia

It was at a 1985 performance of “The Mikado” in Beersheva that “Yum Yum” played by Nancy Naggan spoke her songs because of laryngitis.

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