The NYU Steinhardt Program in Vocal Performance will present the musical theater classic, “Man of La Mancha” from September 19-21, 2014. Written by Dale Wasserman, the show features music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. William Wesbrooks and MK Lawson will direct the production.
Winner of the 1965 Tony Award for Best Musical, “Man of La Mancha” has enjoyed four Broadway revivals and become one of musical theatre’s most beloved works. Inspired by Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th-century masterpiece “Don Quixote,” the musical tells a story rich in chivalry, romance, idealism, tilting at windmills, and dreaming “The Impossible Dream.” Facing a mock trial by his fellow prisoners as he awaits his actual trial before the Spanish Inquisition, Cervantes stages as his defense the adventures of the knight-errant Don Quixote and his loyal sidekick, Sancho Panza.
Steinhardt’s production of “Man of La Mancha” runs September 19 at 8 p.m., September 20 at 8 p.m., and September 21 at 3 p.m. at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, located at 566 LaGuardia Place.
Tickets are $30 general admission, with student, alumni, and senior discounts available. For tickets, contact the box office online, via phone at 888-611-8183, or in person at 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South).
“Man of La Mancha” features music direction by Michael Ricciardone, scenic design by Josh Smith, lighting design by Jimmy Lawlor, costume design by Karen Kingsley, and sound design by Benjamin Furiga. The production stage manager is Alaina Sciascia.
The cast features NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions students Raphael Anastasiadis, Ben Bartels, Drew Carr, Caitlin Caruso, Joe Conceison, Dan Corica, Emily Crowley, Emma Davis, Kareem Elsamadicy, John Fitzpatrick, Daniel Grego, Josh Greenblatt, Alex Guhde, Michael Hajjar, Hayley Jackowitz, Alyssa LeClair, Alex McDaniel, Brandon Nase, Ian Pruneda, Javi Romero, Ben Sheppard, Kaitlyn Swygard, and Andrew Tallian.