Category: Man of La Mancha

The Impossible Musical

By DREW LICHTENBERG, Literary Manager/Resident Dramaturg at the Shakespeare Theatre Company, D.C. (Reprinted with permission.) One of the first things to know about Man of La Mancha, perhaps the most popular adaptation of Don Quixote, is that it isn’t an adaptation at all. During a 1959 trip to Madrid, playwright Dale Wasserman read the book

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Meet the Dreamers: Rufus Bonds Jr.

Last but certainly not least, find out a bit more about our fantastic Cervantes/Don Quixote: Rufus Bonds Jr.! Rufus Bonds Jr. Man of La Mancha marks Rufus Bonds Jr.’s first foray at The 5th. He is an actor, director and writer who recently performed the role of Porgy in Porgy and Bess at the Regent’s Park Open

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Meet the Dreamers: Nova Payton

Meet the D.C. powerhouse who is following the star, no matter how hopeless, no matter how far: Nova Payton! Nova Payton (Aldonza) Nova Payton blew audiences away last season at The 5th in A Night With Janis Joplin, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her back with us for Man of La Mancha. DC Area credits include Jelly’s

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Meet the Dreamers: Don Darryl Rivera

Meet the Seattle-native reaching for that unreachable star: Don Darryl Rivera as Sancho! Don Darryl Rivera (Sancho) is beyond thrilled to be back in his hometown! Rivera currently stars as the dastardly Iago in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway. Regional: The 5th Avenue, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Taproot Theatre Company, Intiman Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, Children’s Theatre Company,

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Meet the Women Leading Man of La Mancha

By ANYA RUDNICK, Director of Education and Outreach “To Dream the Impossible Dream/To fight the unbeatable foe/To bear with unbearable sorrow/To run where the brave dare not go” sings Cervantes/Don Quixote, the hero of Dale Wasserman’s tour de force musical, MAN OF LA MANCHA. He continues, “This is my quest/To follow that star/No matter how

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Meet the Dreamers: Lauren and Nick

Two more cast members are reaching for that unreachable star: Lauren Du Pree as Antonia and Nick DeSantis as Padre! Lauren Du Pree Lauren is returning to The 5th after making her debut with us last season in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. You may also have seen her recently in My Heart Is

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Meet the Dreamers: Eric and Marlette

Two more cast members are running where the brave dare not go: Eric Ankrim as Duke/Carrasco and Marlette Buchanan as Maria/Housekeeper! Eric Ankrim Eric will be very familiar to our audiences. You may have seen him last year at The 5th in both our revisal production of Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon and as

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Meet the Dreamers: Allen and Jose

Two more cast members are fighting the unbeatable foe with us: Allen Fitzpatrick as The Governor/Innkeeper and Jose J. Gonzales as The Barber! Allen Fitzpatrick Allen is no stranger to our stage. You saw him most recently in our revisal production of Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon last season, and as the big boss himself,

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Meet the Dreamers: Brandon and David

Two more cast members are dreaming “The Impossible Dream” with us: David Quicksall as the Captain of the Inquisition and Brandon O’Neill as Pedro! Find out more about them below. David Quicksall We’re pleased to have David back on our stage! You may have seen him previously in Titanic in Concert, Company, The Sound of Music and 1776. He

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Meet the Dreamers: Annie, Richard and Davione

Check out some more of our amazing cast members! Today we’re meeting Annie Morro, Richard Peacock and Davione Gordon. Annie Morro Annie is making her 5th Avenue debut with Man of La Mancha. Regional credits include Village Theatre’s My Fair Lady and UW Musical Theatre’s Sweet Charity.     Richard Peacock Richard is returning to his 5th Avenue

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