Martin Beck Theatre, (12/05/2002 - 8/31/2003)

First Preview: Nov 23, 2002
Opening Date: Dec 05, 2002
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2003
Total Previews: 16
Total Performances: 304

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Description: Suggested by the life and works of Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra.
Setting: A prison in Seville, Spain, and in the imagination of Miguel de Cervantes. 1594.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

Produced by David Stone, Jon B. Platt, Susan Quint Gallin, Sandy Gallin, Seth M. Siegel and USA OSTAR Theatricals; Produced in association with Mary Lu Roffe

Original production directed by Albert Marre

Written by Dale Wasserman; Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Based on the novel "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes; Original Orchestrations by Carlyle W. Hall, Sr.; Musical Director: Robert Billig; Original Dance Music: Neil Warner; New Dance Music: David Krane; New Dance Orchestrations: Brian Besterman

Directed by Jonathan Kent; Choreographed by Luis Perez; Associate Director: Peter Lawrence

Scenic Design by Paul Brown; Costume Design by Paul Brown; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Projection Design by Elaine J. McCarthy; Associate Scenic Design: Brian Webb; Associate Costume Design: Mary Nemecek Peterson; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Associate Sound Design: Kai Harada; Make-Up Design by Christie Kelly

General Manager: EGS; Executive Producer: Nina Essman and Nancy Nagel Gibbs; Company Manager: Penelope Daulton; Associate Co. Mgr: Amy Merlino

Production Stage Manager: Mahlon Kruse; Production Manager: O'Donovan & Bradford; Stage Manager: Michael John Egan and Bernita Robinson

Onstage Guitarist: Robin Polseno; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Robert Billig; Associate Conductor: Cherie Rosen; Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Lead Trumpet: Wayne duMaine; Trumpet: John Dent; Trombone: Dale Kirkland; Bass Trombone: Douglas Purviance; French Horn: Patrick Milando and Eva Conti; Flute: Kathleen Nester; Oboe: Blair Tindall; Clarinet: Lino Gomez; Bassoon: Braden Toan; Assistant Conductor: Braden Toan; Drums: Steve Bartosik; Bass: Randall Landau; Guitar: Cherie Rosen; Percussion: David Yee; Timpani: Michael Hinton

Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Marketing: TMG - The Marketing Group; Dance Captain: Richard Montoya; Fight Captain: Richard Montoya; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Illustration by James Victore

Very special thanks to everyone at The National Theatre

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Opening Night Cast

Mary Elizabeth MastrantonioAldonza (Dulcinea)
(Nov 23, 2002 - Jun 29, 2003)
Brian Stokes MitchellDon Quixote (Cervantes)
Ernie SabellaSancho Panza
Stephen BogardusDr. Carrasco
Bradley DeanAnselmo
a Muleteer
Natascia DiazAntonia
Mark JacobyThe Padre
Don MayoThe Innkeeper
Olga MeredizThe Housekeeper
Frederick B. OwensCaptain of the Inquisition
Jamie TorcelliniThe Barber
Timothy J. AlexTenorio
a Muleteer
Andy BlankenbuehlerQuito
a Muleteer
Gypsy Dancer
John HerreraGuard
Lorin LatarroFermina
a Slave and a Moorish Dancer
Gypsy Dancer
Wilson MendietaJose
a Muleteer
Gregory MitchellPedro
the Head Muleteer
Michelle RíosMaria
the Innkeeper's Wife
Thom SesmaJuan
a Muleteer
Jimmy SmagulaGuard
Dennis StowePaco
a Muleteer
Allyson TuckerPrisoner

Swings: Jamie Karen, Carlos Lopez and Richard Montoya

Understudies: Timothy J. Alex (Captain of the Inquisition), Bradley Dean (Don Quixote (Cervantes), The Padre), Natascia Diaz (Aldonza (Dulcinea)), John Herrera (Don Quixote (Cervantes), Dr. Carrasco, The Innkeeper), Jamie Karen (Fermina, Maria), Lorin Latarro (Antonia), Carlos Lopez (The Barber), Richard Montoya (Captain of the Inquisition), Frederick B. Owens (The Innkeeper), Michelle Ríos (The Housekeeper), Thom Sesma (Dr. Carrasco), Jimmy Smagula (Sancho Panza, The Barber, The Padre), Dennis Stowe (Captain of the Inquisition), Jamie Torcellini (Sancho Panza) and Allyson Tucker (Aldonza (Dulcinea), Antonia, The Housekeeper)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2003 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by David Stone, Jon B. Platt, Susan Quint Gallin, Sandy Gallin, Seth M. Siegel and USA OSTAR Theatricals; Produced in association with Mary Lu Roffe

 2003 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Brian Stokes Mitchell

 2003 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Drama Desk Award

 2003 Outstanding Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by David Stone, Jon B. Platt, Susan Quint Gallin, Sandy Gallin, Seth M. Siegel and USA OSTAR Theatricals; Produced in association with Mary Lu Roffe

 2003 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Brian Stokes Mitchell


music by Mitch Leigh; lyrics by Joe Darion

Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote)Don Quixote (Cervantes), Sancho Panza and Horses
It's All the SameAldonza (Dulcinea) and Muleteers
DulcineaDon Quixote (Cervantes) and later the Muleteers
I'm Only Thinking of HimThe Padre, Antonia, The Housekeeper and later Dr. Carrasco
I Really Like HimSancho Panza
What Does He Want of Me?Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Little Bird, Little BirdPaco (a Muleteer) and Muleteers
Barber's SongThe Barber
Golden Helmet of MambrinoDon Quixote (Cervantes), Sancho Panza, The Barber and Muleteers
To Each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream)The Padre
The Impossible Dream (The Quest)Don Quixote (Cervantes)
The CombatDon Quixote (Cervantes), Aldonza (Dulcinea), Muleteers and Sancho Panza
The AbductionAldonza (Dulcinea) and Muleteers
AldonzaAldonza (Dulcinea)
A Little GossipSancho Panza
Dulcinea (Reprise) Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Man of La Mancha (I, Don Quixote) (Reprise) Don Quixote (Cervantes), Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Sancho Panza
The PsalmThe Padre
The Impossible Dream (The Quest) (Reprise) Aldonza (Dulcinea) and Don Quixote (Cervantes)

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Martin Beck Theatre

(12/5/2002 - 8/31/2003)


Michael X. Martin
Marin Mazzie
Aldonza (Dulcinea) (Jul 1, 2003 - Aug 31, 2003)

Swings: Kristine Bendul.

Understudies: Michael X. Martin (Don Quixote (Cervantes)), Julio Monge (Tenorio).

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