Illya Darling: Musical Info & Synopsis


Illya Darling revolves around the life of Illya, a woman who makes her living as a prostitute. When Homer, an American intellectual, arrives in Piraeus with the intention of reforming Illya, the two must learn to navigate their differences. Illya Darling offers a glimpse into Greek culture in the 1960s, exploring themes of love, freedom, and cultural clashes.

Musical Information

Parental Warning: Adult Themes/Content

Musical Type: Post-Golden Age (1967)

Cast Size: 20+

Genre: Dramedy

Setting: 1960s / Greece

Creative Team

Music: Manos Hadjidakis

Lyrics: Joe Darion

Book: Jules Dassin

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1967)➝


Licensing: Concord Theatricals➝


1960s, Based on a Movie, Obscure

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