The classic Joe Darion-Mitch Leigh-Dale Wasserman musical version of Cervantes' "Don Quixote" is currently playing the Al Hirschfield Theatre (formerly the Martin Beck) and stars Brian Stokes Mitchell (who was Tony Award-nominated for tackling the dual roles of Cervantes and Don Quixote). Marin Mazzie recently stepped into the role of Aldonza/Dulcinea following Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio's Tony-nommed turn in the part. Ernie Sabella plays Sancho.
There has been talk of a tour for the show. Official word about the closing and any future will be released July 21, a spokesman said, confirming the close date as Aug. 31.
This staging, directed by Jonathan Kent, opened Dec. 5, 2002.
A cast recording was issued on RCA, preserving what many saw as the draw to this production: The passionate baritone of Brian Stokes Mitchell, one of the major leading men of today's musical theatre.
Mazzie and Mitchell peformed together in Ragtime and Kiss Me, Kate.