Man of La Mancha to Close on Broadway Aug. 31

News   Man of La Mancha to Close on Broadway Aug. 31 As reported by Playbill On-Line on July 20, Broadway's revival of Man of La Mancha, starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, will close Aug. 31 after ten months. It will have played 16 previews and 304 regular performances.
Brian Stokes Mitchell in Man of La Mancha.
Brian Stokes Mitchell in Man of La Mancha. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

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 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.

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.