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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- Rehearsal Materials
- Brief History
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
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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