Playbill Vault Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Goodspeed Opera House

By Brynn Cox
20 Jun 2013

Man of La Mancha

Goodspeed's third season brought its first smash success with the premiere of the musical Man of La Mancha

The production opened its Broadway run on November 22, 1965; the New York Times deemed it "audacious in its conception and tasteful in execution." The musical won five 1966 Tony Awards including Best Musical, beating out Mame and Sweet Charity.

Man of La Mancha enjoyed a six-year run of 2,328 performances and would later return to Broadway in several revivals, including a 1992 production starring Raul Julia and a 2002 revival starring Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Read the 1965 opening night Man of La Mancha Playbill here.