Man of La Mancha Premiere

November 22, 1965: “Man of La Mancha” a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman and music by Mitch Leigh opens” at the ANTA Washington Square Theatre in Greenwich Village with Irving Jacobson, a veteran of the Yiddish Theatre playing “Sancho Panza”.  Only in America could a Jew play a major role in play set in what would become the Land of the Inquisition.

Pictured below is a stamp issued for postal use in the territory of Spanish Sahara.  It shows Don Quixote and Sancho Panza riding on their horses alongside each other.

don quixote stamp - Spanish Sahara


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