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Dale Wasserman

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Book Revisions
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Production Stage Manager

Writing

Playwright
Bookwriter
Bookwriter


Dale Wasserman Awards and Nominations

 
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1966 - Best Musical Gold Star
Dale Wasserman, Man of La Mancha

Dale Wasserman News

Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Music Theater Heritage Photo Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Music Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Oct 10, 2022

Playing now at Music Theater Heritage through October 23 at Crown Center is an imaginative new production of 1965's Tony award winning Best Musical 'Man of La Mancha' offered by Musical Theater Heritage.

1983 to Be Presented As Part of Chain Theatre Play Festival This Summer Photo 1983 to Be Presented As Part of Chain Theatre Play Festival This Summer
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

This summer for the Chain Theatre Play Festival returns with the new work 1983 being presented as part of the selected voices that make up this summer's Festival of New York City-based playwrights.

STANDBY Premieres At The Chain Theatre Festival, July 9-16 Photo STANDBY Premieres At The Chain Theatre Festival, July 9-16
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 23, 2022

Don't miss this exciting festival of live performances created by the best independent artists at one of the top Off-Broadway venues in New York City.

Chain Theatre to Host Play Festival, July 8th - July 24th SPECIAL NYC PREMIERE BLACK  Photo Chain Theatre to Host Play Festival, July 8th - July 24th SPECIAL NYC PREMIERE BLACK BOX PAC'S NEW PRODUCTION OF ERIC BOGOSIAN'S 1+1
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

The Chain Theatre will host over 30 short plays, and 2 full length premieres, including a NYC premiere by the iconic, award-winning writer and actor Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, Uncut Gems) and the world premiere of Masked by Glynn Cosker, a family drama chronicling the intimate dynamics of a family during the shutdown.

BWW Previews: PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE della SALA UMBERTO Photo BWW Previews: PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE della SALA UMBERTO
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Jun 8, 2022

PRESENTAZIONE DELLA NUOVA STAGIONE della SALA UMBERTO Un programma vario e interessante con inizio dal prossimo 27 settembre

World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre C Photo World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS to be Presented by Rubicon Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022

Rubicon Theatre Company, Ventura’s non-profit professional theatre company, will continue the company’s 2022-2023 Season with the World Premiere of LONESOME TRAVELER: GENERATIONS, conceived by George Grove and James O’Neil, with musical direction by Rick Dougherty and George Grove and direction by Rubicon Co-Founder James O’Neil.

MAN OF LA MANCHA Comes to Fulton Theatre Beginning Tonight Photo MAN OF LA MANCHA Comes to Fulton Theatre Beginning Tonight
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

Fulton Theatre's 6th show of the 21/22 Marquee Season is the dynamic, exhilarating Man of La Mancha. This epic musical is based on Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth century novel, Don Quixote, arguably the first true novel of the modern era. As the play begins, we see Cervantes and his manservant thrown into a dungeon where they are to be held as they await trial before the Spanish Inquisition.

Chain Theatre Announces 99-Seat Theatre and Expansion! Photo Chain Theatre Announces 99-Seat Theatre and Expansion!
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2022

The Chain Theatre has announced their latest expansion at 312 W. 36th Street, now home to theaters and studios on both the 3rd and 4th floor of the building.

Algonquin Arts Theatre Announces 2022/23 Broadway Series Photo Algonquin Arts Theatre Announces 2022/23 Broadway Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2022

Algonquin Arts Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 Broadway Series titles. Flying in to start the season is Mary Poppins followed by the theatre's August production of The Who's Tommy. In October, Man of LaMancha returns to the Algonquin Stage.

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2022

Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2022-2023. The season kicks off in November with one of the greatest American musicals of the 20th century, Kander and Ebb’s iconic CABARET (Nov. 16 – Dec. 31).

Dale Wasserman Videos

VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch a Trailer for Westport County Playhouse's MAN OF LA MANCHA

by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages "Man of La Mancha," the Tony Award-winning musical about Don Quixote's quest for "The Impossible Dream," now playing through October 14. Directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director, the story of Quixote's battle for good and the love of his fair maiden is written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion.

Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse Videoplay
Video: First Look at THE UNDERSTUDY at Westport Country Playhouse

by A.A. Cristi - Aug 20, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the recent Off-Broadway hit, 'The Understudy,' a backstage comedy about a Hollywood action star rehearsing for a role on Broadway amid tensions with his understudy.  The cast includes Eric Bryant, Connecticut Critics Circle Award winner; Brett Dalton of ABC's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'; and Andrea Syglowski, award-winning actress. Running August 14 through September 1, the comedy is written by Theresa Rebeck, creator of NBC's show business drama, 'Smash,' and directed by David Kennedy, Westport Country Playhouse associate artistic director.

Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR Videoplay
Video: Westport Country Playhouse Presents A FLEA IN HER EAR

by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2018

Westport Country Playhouse stages the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP runs in Westport July 10 - 28.  

VIDEO: Watch Jason Danieley, Julia Murney, Bryce Pinkham & More Sing from Transport G Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Jason Danieley, Julia Murney, Bryce Pinkham & More Sing from Transport Group's MAN OF LA MANCHA!

by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2017

Transport Group just presented Man of La Mancha - its first musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. The special event starred John Cariani (Tony nominee, The Band's Visit), Jason Danieley (Drama Desk nominee, The Visit), Santino Fontana (Tony nominee, Cinderella), Marc Kudisch (Tony nominee, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Julia Murney (Drama Desk nominee, The Wild Party), Bryce Pinkham (Tony Nominee, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Andrew Samonksy (Drama Desk nominee, Queen of the Mist) and Mary Testa (Tony nominee & Drama Desk winner, The Portuguese Kid).

VIDEO: On This Day, December 5-  MAN OF LA MANCHA Dreams the Impossible Dream on Broa Videoplay
VIDEO: On This Day, December 5- MAN OF LA MANCHA Dreams the Impossible Dream on Broadway!

by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2017

Today we celebrate the Broadway production of Man of La Mancha, which debuted on this day in 2002.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MAN OF LA MANCHA at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2016

Deemed one of the greatest musicals of all time and winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA rides into The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, running through August 14 with a press opening tomorrow, June 29 at 8 p.m. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/22/16- MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2016

Today in 1972, the first Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 140 performances. 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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/5/15- MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2015

Today in 2002, the fourth Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 304 performances. 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.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/22/15- MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Stage Tube - Jun 22, 2015

Today in 1972, the first Broadway revival of Man of La Mancha opened at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 140 performances. 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.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Shakespeare Theatre Company's MAN OF LA MANCHA, Starring Anthony Warlow
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) welcomes Australian actor Anthony Warlow in the role of 'Don Quixote' in the company's production of Man of La Mancha, under the direction of STC Associate Artistic Director Alan Paul. Man of La Mancha will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) now through April 26, 2015. Click below to watch highlights from the production!


Dale Wasserman Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dale Wasserman written?
Dale Wasserman has written 2 shows including Man of La Mancha (Bookwriter), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Playwright).

What awards has Dale Wasserman been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Man of La Mancha .

What awards has Dale Wasserman won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards) for Man of La Mancha.