Illya Darling

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ILLYA DARLING is based on Jules Dassin’s 1960 film Never on Sunday. The story follows Illya, a prostitute in the port town of Piraeus outside Athens, and Homer Thrace, an American pursuing the glories of ancient Greece.

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  • Book by Jules Dassin
    Music by Manos Hadjidakis
    Lyrics by Joe Darion

  • 1       Piano Conductor’s Score
    1       Prompt Book
    12     Prompt Books for Principal Characters
    5       Vocal Parts
    25     Chorus Parts

  • (In Order of Appearance)

    Yorgo
    Costa
    Workman
    Tonio
    Captain
    Illya
    Homer Thrace
    Waiter
    Garbage
    Despo
    Musician
    Little Man
    Forward Sailor
    Timid Sailor
    Vassily
    Voula
    Kiki
    Cassandra
    Playgoer
    Drama Critic
    Wife
    No Face
    Bodyguards
    The Other Girl

  • ILLYA DARLING opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre, April 11, 1967 and played for 320 performances starring Melina Mercouri and Orson Bean.

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