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Albert Marre dies at 87; director of 'Man of La Mancha'
Albert Marre dies at 87; director of 'Man of La Mancha'

The teleplay "I, Don Quixote" captured the attention of theater director Albert Marre in 1959, but not for its intense drama. He "saw it as a musical." By 1963, Marre was meeting in Palm Springs with the teleplay's author, Dale Wasserman, to sketch out the framework of "Man of La Mancha," which Wasserman wrote. After opening on Broadway in 1965, the musical was phenomenally successful. It received five Tony Awards, including one for Marre's direction. Marre, 87, died Sept. 4 in New York City, his family announced. No other details were given. He directed several Broadway revivals of "Man of La Mancha" and many other versions of the musical...

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