Anthony Warlow Sets Sights On U.S. Revival of Man of La Mancha

News   Anthony Warlow Sets Sights On U.S. Revival of Man of La Mancha
 
Australian leading man Anthony Warlow, who made his Broadway debut in the recent revival of Annie, will step into another classic musical when he takes on the role of Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha. Performances begin March 17 at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C.

Anthony Warlow
Anthony Warlow

In addition to Warlow, the cast will feature Amber Iman (Soul Doctor) as Aldonza and Nehal Joshi (Les Misérables) as Sancho. Helen Hayes Award winner Alan Paul will direct the production that runs through April 26. It officially opens March 23.

Based on the Miguel de Cervantes novel, Man of La Mancha features music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion and book by Dale Wasserman. The popular musical following the lofty escapades of Don Quixote and his pal Sancho includes the songs "Dulcinea," "The Impossible Dream," "What Does He Want of Me," "I'm Only Thinking of Him" and "To Each His Dulcinea."

According to STC, "A story of hope and idealism rises from the darkness and despair of a prison cell in Man of La Mancha, carried aloft by some of the most familiar and moving songs of the American theatre. As Miguel de Cervantes presents his tale of knight errant Don Quixote, his journey comes alive in a play-within-the-play, featuring loyal friends, troubled maidens, giant monsters and brave knights. Don Quixote’s quest—filled with humor and poignancy in equal measure—dares everyone to dream 'The Impossible Dream.'"

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