Man of LaMancha to Play Tulsa PAC

MAN OF LA MANCHA: The Tony Award Winning play was originally a book written by Dale Wasserman who, after reading “The Adventures of Don Quixote,??? was intrigued by its author. “Man of La Mancha??? sets out to explore not only the world of Don Quixote, but also the world of “Don Quixote??? writer Miguel de Cervantes.

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A powerful blend of tragedy, romance, comedy and adventure, “Man of La Mancha” is an inspiring musical tribute to Don Quixote’s romantic idealism. The five-time Tony Award-winner opens Mar. 6 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

Based on “The Adventures of Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes, “Man of La Mancha” is the epic story of knight-errant Don Quixote, his servant Sancho and the woman of his dreams, Dulcinea. The tale, set during the Spanish Inquisition, tells the romantic and noble journey of a man who sets out to right all wrongs and win the heart of a good woman as he duels windmills along the way. The impeccable score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “Dulcinea” and “I, Don Quixote.”

The original production played on Broadway from 1965 to 1971, starring Richard Kiley as Quixote and garnered five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Subsequent Broadway revivals included Raul Julia as Quixote and Sheena Easton as Dulcinea in 1992 and Brian Stokes Mitchell with Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio in those same roles ten years later.

The book for “Man of La Mancha” was written by Dale Wasserman who, after reading “The Adventures of Don Quixote,” was intrigued by its author. Wasserman originally wrote the piece as a teleplay for CBS’s Dupont Show of the Month.

“Man of La Mancha” will be at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center Mar. 6-11 for eight performances. Tickets may be purchased by
calling 596-7111 or visiting

Updated 03-01-2007

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