Man of La Mancha Revival 1972

Opened: June 22, 1972
Closing: October 21, 1972

Man of La Mancha - 1972 - Broadway History , Info & More

Vivian Beaumont Theatre (Broadway)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway New York, NY 10023

Suggested by the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra

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Video: Watch Brian Stokes Mitchell in Netflix's SHIRLEY Trailer Starring Regina King
by Michael Major - Feb 19, 2024

Netflix has released the trailer for Shirley, a new biopic starring Regina King and featuring Tony-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell. The film also stars Lance Reddick, Lucas Hedges, Christina Jackson, Michael Cherrie, Dorian Crossmond Missick, Amirah Vann, W. Earl Brown, Brad James, Reina King with André Holland and Terrence Howard. Watch the video!

Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - May 22, 2023

What did our critic think of MAN OF LA MANCHA at Asolo Repertory Theatre?

Alpha Omega Celebrates 50th Anniversary Season with ONCE UPON EL BARRIO
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 23, 2022

Alpha Omega Theatrical Dance Company, founded in 1972, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with the premiere of Once Upon El Barrio, conceived and choreographed by Enrique Cruz DeJesus, Artistic Director since 1998.  Inspiration for his new work has come from the writings of Piri Thomas, poet and author of Seven Long Times, and Savior, Savior, Hold My Hand, and the best-selling autobiography Down These Mean Streets. 

World Premiere Of EL ÚLTIMO SUEÑO DE FRIDA Y DIEGO Opens San Diego Opera's Season In October
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 30, 2022

San Diego Opera will present the world premiere of Gabriela Lena Frank's El último sueño de Frida y Diego (The Last Dream of Frida and Diego) on Saturday, October 29, 2022 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.

by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the first show of the 2022-23 season will be the exuberant musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.  SOMETHING ROTTEN! will run July 6-23, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre and will be directed by Katie Laris, musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy.

BWW Review: MAN OF LA MANCHA at Châtelet
by Patrick Honoré - Jun 12, 2021

For only four performances the past two weekends, the Châtelet in Paris was alive again with the sound of musicals we’ve been missing so much here. Boasting 2300 performances, and no less than four revivals on Broadway, Man of La Mancha ranks among the most performed musicals around the world. The book is by Dale Wasserman, based on his own teleplay on the fictional life of Don Quixote and that of his creator Cervantes, a very melodic score by Mitch Leigh, his first musical effort and his only big success, and lyrics by Joe Darion, which gave us at least two standards, the title song and “The Impossible Dream”, the latter recorded not only by Jacques Brel but by Johnny Halliday and Julien Clerc.

Student Blog: Zodiac Signs of Tony-Nominated Musicals
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021

The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!

Grandes mujeres que cambiaron la historia del Teatro Musical
by Cristina Martinez - Mar 8, 2021

En el día internacional de la mujer queríamos rendir homenaje a alguna de las grandes mujeres que forjaron el teatro musical y cambiaron la historia de Broadway y del teatro musical internacional.

129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,

BWW Interview: Richard Stilwell of THE ASPERN PAPERS at Dallas Opera
by Erica Miner - Aug 14, 2020

A lot of repertoire you do over and over, while finding new things within those pieces, but something totally new is interesting

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Musical Theatre Characters (1940-2020)
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BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best musical theatre characters from 1940-2020; see if your favorites are on our list of the best characters from Broadway musicals.

The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years? Well, we did the near-impossible task.  Check out our full list here! 

130+ Musicals That You Can Stream Now!
by Team BWW - Apr 4, 2021

Visit our list of the best musicals & shows you can watch from home! We've got you covered with all the must-sees on streaming sites.

BWW Review: CABARET at Olney Theatre Center Is Extraordinary and Has just extended to October 13, 2019.
by Charles Shubow - Sep 7, 2019

Alan Paul directs and demonstrates the power of live theater.

LONE STAR Returns for Off-Broadway Run This Summer
by Julie Musbach - Apr 29, 2019

Back by popular demand, the acclaimed revival of James McLure's comedy LONE STAR begins performances Thursday, June 6th at the 13th Street Repertory Theatre (50 W 13th St- between Fifth and Sixth Avenues) for eight performances only

HTC Announces MAN OF LA MANCHA as First Ever Fully Staged Musical
by Julie Musbach - Feb 27, 2019

"Man of La Mancha," the first fully-staged musical in the 34-year history of the Hampton Theatre Company, will be the third play of the HTC's 2018-2019 season, opening on March 21 at the Quogue Community Hall and running through April 7.

Photo Coverage: Michael Feinstein, The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra & Steve Tyrell Honor Jack Jones
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 31, 2019

If you were trying to find a stage that presented some of the most treasured American popular music, performed by probably the best vocalists born to sing it, you were at The Kravis Center in Palm Beach last night. The Kravis Center Pops Orchestra under the baton of Michael Feinstein, one of the most beloved entertainers of our generation honored another legend......Jack Jones. Jack Jones, the vocalist who created a sound track of love ballads and swinging hit songs for most of the Kravis audience's ( and the worlds) musical life walked out on it's stage and there was no doubt that the look, sound, and magnetism of Mr. Jones was in full force and undiminished at this juncture in his career. Palm Beach gave him a standing ovation after his thrilling rendition of Man of La Mancha, one of Jack's signature songs.

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GREASE
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 25, 2018

The Theatre Group at SBCC will start the season July 11-28, 2018 in the Garvin Theatre with the musical, GREASE.  Book, lyrics and music by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey.

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by Tori Hartshorn - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at

Court Theatre Extends Critically-Acclaimed Production of ALL MY SONS
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, announces the extension of All My Sons by Arthur Miller, directed by Charles Newell and featuring Kate Collins, John Judd and Timothy Edward Kane. All My Sons now runs through February 18, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. Tickets to extension performances of All My Sons go on sale Friday, February 2, 2018 and available by calling the box office at (773) 753-4472

BWW TV: North Carolina Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 12, 2018

From January 12th-21st, North Carolina Theatre will be presenting A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater. I recently had the great pleasure of stopping by rehearsal to interview the stars of this production, two-time Emmy nominee Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III.

Amas Musical Theatre to Present BREAD AND ROSES A New Musical as Part of the Dare to Be Different Series
by Stephi Wild - Nov 28, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Bread and Roses, with book & lyrics by Jill Abramovitz and music by Brad Alexander, the third and final offering of Dare To Be Different, the previously announced series of new musicals and one-night only special events being held at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street 10th Avenue & 53rd Street). The three performances will be held on Thursday, December 14 at 3pm & 7pm and on Friday, December 15 @ 3pm. For tickets please call (212) 352-3101 or visit

Theatre World Mourns The Passing Of Theatre Under The Stars And 5th Avenue Theatre Founder, Frank M. Young
by David Green - Sep 22, 2017

Frank M. Young, 77, the founder of Houston's Theatre Under The Stars, Seattle's 5th Avenue Musical Theatre Company, and the New York-based National Alliance for Musical Theatre, died Wednesday in Palm Springs, California. Young directed the activities of TUTS from its inception in 1968 until his retirement in 2006. For two years in a row he was named by the national Theatre Week magazine as one of the 100 most powerful people in American theatre.

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix.

by A.A. Cristi - Sep 8, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 209th season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum. Directed by, and starring, Frank Ferrante, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 5th, opens on September 13th and runs through October 22nd on the Walnut's Mainstage.


Man of La Mancha
It's All the Same
I'm Only Thinking of Him
I Really Like Him
What Does He Want of Me?
Little Bird, Little Bird
Barber's Song
Golden Helmet of Mambrino
To Each His Dulcinea
The Quest
The Combat
The Dubbing
The Abduction
Moorish Dance
The Knight of the Mirrors
A Little Gossip
The Psalm
Man of La Mancha has had 16 productions including Broadway which opened in 1965, Broadway which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, West End which opened in 1968, Broadway which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1972, Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1977, Broadway which opened in 1992, Broadway which opened in 1992, Milburn, NJ (Regional) which opened in 1997, London Fringe which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2002, Broadway which opened in 2002, Off-Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.