Tony Award-Winning MAN OF LA MANCHA Director Albert Marre Passes Away at 87

September 10
9:27 PM 2012


Tony Award-winning director of Broadway's Man of La Mancha Albert Marre died on September 4, according to The New York Times. He was 87.

Marre's production of Man of La Mancha began Off-Broadway, then moved to the Great White Way, running for 2,328 performances from November 1965 to June 1971, starring Richard Kiley, Irving Jacobson and Joan Diener. The show won Marre the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical. Marre remained connected to the show as director in its subsequent Broadway revivals—two in the '70s and one in 1992.

Marre also directed Broadway's Chu Chem, A Meeting by the River, Home Sweet Homer, Halloween, Cry for Us All, Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory, A Rainy Day in Newark, Too True to Be Good, La Belle, Milk and Honey, The Conquering Hero, The Rape of the Belt, At the Grand, Time Remembered, Good as Gold, Saint Joan, Shangri-La, The Chalk Garden (for which he was also nominated for a Tony), Festival, Kismet, The Merchant of Venice, Love's Labour's Lost, The Little Blue Light and The Relapse. He also wrote the book for Cry for Us All and Home Sweet Homer, and appeared onstage in The Relapse.

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