Written by Dale Wasserman, with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion, this musical is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century novel Don Quixote. It debuted on Broadway in 1965, and is structured as a play within a play with Cervantes and his servant enacting a story about a mad/idealistic knight as they await a hearing along with other prisoners before the Spanish Inquisition.
Man of La Mancha opened on the main stage of the Globe Theatre on April 23 and runs until May 11. For ticket info call 306-525-6400. And to give you a taste of what the musical is like, here’s a clip from a 1972 movie version starring Peter O’Toole: