Man of La Mancha Tickets

Man of La Mancha is a 1965 Broadway musical in one act which tells the story of the classic novel Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Miguel de Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

Man of La Mancha is performed on a single set, arranged to suggest, vaguely, a dungeon. All changes in location are suggested by alterations in the lighting and by the creative use of props supposedly lying around the floor of the dungeon; there are no detailed stage sets. This is to encourage the participation of the audience's imagination in the enjoyment of the show, however, recent productions have often added more scenery. Order your Man of La Mancha Tickets online today! Man of La Mancha Tickets available now! ShowTime Ticket Services specializes in tickets for all shows.

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Man of La Mancha, first opened as a musical at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut in 1964. Rex Harrison was to be the original star of this production, but soon lost interest when he discovered the songs must actually be sung. Michael Redgrave was also considered for the role.

The play finally opened on Broadway on November 22, 1965. Richard Kiley won a Tony Award for his performance as Cervantes/Quixote in the original production. The role made Kiley a bona fide Broadway star, but the role went to Peter O'Toole in the less-successful 1972 film. The only member of the original cast to reprise his role in the film was Conforti, repeating his hilarious portrayal of the amazed barber, whose shaving basin is mistaken by Don Quixote for the Golden Helmet of Mambrino. Although the bulk of the film was made on two enormous sound stages, the use of locations was much more explicit - Don Quixote is actually shown fighting the windmill, while onstage this had been merely suggested by having Quixote run offstage to agitated music, and then crawl back onstage a few seconds later, with his lance broken and his sword twisted. The film was produced and directed by Arthur Hiller, and photographed by Federico Fellini's frequent cinematographer, Giuseppe Rotunno. The play version of Man of La Mancha has been run on Broadway five times.