Illya Darling


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

  • 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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