A new musical production of “Man of La Mancha” opened October 18 at the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre (See review here). The production is in association with Michael James—co-owner of the Heartland Cafe—whose father Hal James won the Tony Award in 1966 for Best Musical with the original Broadway production as co-producer. “I certainly gave my dad a hard time, but I loved him,” says James. “To be completely honest, when he was doing the ‘Man of La Mancha’ production, I was more interested in civil rights, football and women.” James is setting up an exhibition of memorabilia from the original production for the run of the play. “It is a play of real importance. I’m just glad that we could do it. It’s been really great being a part of this resurgence of theatre,” says James.