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Man of La Mancha Musical Lyrics

Man of La Mancha description

This Broadway musical has been staged in 1965, the basis of which is a novel about the adventures of a clever gentleman named Don Quijote. The author of this creation is the world-famous 17th-century writer Miguel de Cervantes. As for the musical, it has a very interesting history of creation. It began November 1959, when to American TV audience was shown non-musical play Man of La Mancha, of Dale Wasserman’s authorship. The main roles in it were performed by Lee J. Cobb, Colleen Dewhurst & Eli Wallach. Unfortunately, there are no preserved records of this film project. All because of the poor quality of the kinescopes of that time. For several years, the program experienced a great success on TV. Then the director Dale Wasserman received a proposal from its theatrical counterpart Albert Marre to turn the play into a musical, which he could show on the biggest stages of the country. The composer of the planned creation was chosen Mitch Leigh, lead the orchestra – C. W. Hall. What is interesting – there were no classical string instruments such as violin in the orchestra. But widely used more exotic musical ones, such as flamenco guitar, a variety of wooden flutes and others.

The first Broadway’s show took place in November 1965. From this point until its final closure, the audience saw 21 previews & 2,329 regular performances. This is a very respectable figure. Choreographer was J. Cole, lighting – H. Bay. Exhibitions were in the most popular theaters in the country, including the Goodspeed Opera House, Washington Square Theatre, Martin Beck Theatre & Eden Theatre. Musical quickly won the love of the audience, was awarded with a warm reception from critics. In particular, many have noted the remarkable acting of Richard Kiley as a main star. In 1965, the creation received 7 nominations for Tony Award & were able to win 5 of them. In addition to all the other awards, project managed to receive reward as the Best Musical.
Release date: 1965
Last Update:May, 16th 2016


Man of La Mancha Lyrics

  1. Overture Lyrics
  2. Man of la Mancha (I, Don Quixote) Lyrics
  3. It's All the Same Lyrics
  4. Dulcinea Lyrics
  5. I'm Only Thinking of Him Lyrics
  6. I Really Like Him Lyrics
  7. What Do You Want of Me Lyrics
  8. Little Bird, Little Bird Lyrics
  9. Barber's Song Lyrics
  10. Golden Helmet of Mambrino Lyrics
  11. To Each His Dulcinea Lyrics
  12. Impossible Dream Lyrics
  13. Dubbing Lyrics
  14. Knight of the Woeful Countenance Lyrics
  15. Aldonza Lyrics
  16. Little Gossip Lyrics
  17. Dulcinea (Reprise) Lyrics
  18. Finale (The Impossible Dream) Lyrics
  19. The Impossible Dream (Reprise) Lyrics
  20. Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) (Reprise) Lyrics
  21. Finale Lyrics

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