A classic of American musical theater, Man of La Mancha was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his 17th-century masterpiece Don Quixote. The show tells the story of the “mad” knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre.
A single ensemble of musician/actors play fresh new orchestrations that mash a Flamenco guitar ensemble with a Mexican Banda band in this newly realized production.