The Gallery Players presents the final musical of its successful 41st season, “Man of La Mancha.” With book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, and lyrics by Joe Darion, The show runs April 26-May 18.
“Man of La Mancha” made its Broadway debut in 1965 starring Richard Kiley. Based on the CBS Dupont Show of the Month original drama, “I, Don Quixote,” with Lee J. Cobb, the show quickly gained acclaim, containing some of the most beautiful music ever written. “The Impossible Dream,” the show’s world-famous hit song, has been recorded by practically every major vocalist, from Frank Sinatra to Placido Domingo to Elvis Presley.
The musical tells the tale of author Miguel de Cervantes who, imprisoned and awaiting trial before the Spanish Inquisition, joins with his fellow prisoners to perform a play about Don Quixote de la Mancha, the mad knight who quests for justice and tilts at windmills.
The Gallery Players’ production will explore the improvisational nature of Cervantes’ story.
Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m., May 3 and 10. Tickets are $18; $14 for seniors and children 12 and under. For more, visit www.galleryplayers.com or call TheaterMania at 212-352-3101.
The Gallery Players is at 199 14th Street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues in Park Slope. For information, call 718-595-0547 or visit www.galleryplayers.com.
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