The Steinhardt Program in Vocal Performance at New York University will present the musical theater classic “Man of La Mancha” with performances running 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 direct.
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.
NYU’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.
About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions was established in 1925. Today, 1,600 students majoring in renowned music and performing arts programs are guided by 400 faculty. The department’s degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—share the School’s spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).
About NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts is the premier venue for the presentation of cultural and performing arts events for New York University and lower Manhattan. Led by executive director Michael Harrington, the programs of NYU Skirball reflect NYU's mission as an international center of scholarship, defined by excellence and innovation and shaped by an intellectually rich and diverse environment. A vital aspect of the Center's mission is to build young adult audiences for the future of live performance. For more information, please visit nyuskirball.org.