Kismet archiveOn one fateful day a poor poet and his beautiful daughter Marisnah find themselves on an adventure they will never forget. Kismet fed 1950 s America s appetite for eastern exotica. In the popular imagination Baghdad was a place of mystery, luxury and sexuality. Here, beautiful princesses, autocratic rulers, enlightened poets and court spin doctors play out a hilarious and dangerous story -part fantasy, part history. First performed on Broadway in 1953, Kismet was an overnight sensation winning 6 Tony Awards - including the only posthumous Tony ever awarded for Borodin s melodies.


Author(s): Robert Wright, George Forrest
Book by(s): Charles Lederer, Luther Davis
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Archive listings for Kismet

Work type: Musical.


Company Abbey Players.
17 Nov 09 to 21 Nov 09Grand Theatre, Swansea :: V831
listing details L0554352783


New Production. Conceived by Gary Griffin in association with Luther Davis and Kit Hesketh-Harvey.Corporate Sponsor Sky. Corporate Sponsor Artsworld. Producer English National Opera. Director Gary Griffin. Conductor Richard Hickox. Conductor Simon Lee. Design Ultz. Performer Michael Ball (Hajj/Poet). Choreographer Javier de Frutos. Performer Faith Prince (Lalume). Performer Doald Maxwell (Imam). Performer Sarah Tynan (Marsinah). Performer Alfie Boe (the Caliph). Performer Julian Curry (Jawan). Performer Graeme Danby (Wazir). Performer Rodney Clark (chief of Police).
25 Jun 07 to 14 Jul 07London Coliseum, West End :: V376
listing details L0289520614


Company Music Makers of Milton Keynes.
22 Nov 05 to 26 Nov 05Stantonbury Theatre, Milton Keynes :: V752
listing details L01284308796


This will be its first major British revival, featuring classic hits such as Fate, Stranger in Paradise and Rahadlakum.Producer Arcola Theatre. Director Tiffany Watt-Smith. Design Naomi Dawson. Choreographer Gary Rowe. Director Allyson Devenish (music). Lighting Anna Watson. Performer Angela Caesar. Performer Simon Masterton-Smith. Performer Trevor Toussant. Performer Naomi Watson.
2 Dec 03 to 4 Jan 04Arcola, Inner London :: V1422226940
listing details L964488465


Company Showcase Youth Theatre.
6 Oct 03 to 11 Oct 03The Coliseum, Aberdare :: V821
listing details L01620623146


Company BLODS.
27 Nov 02 to 30 Nov 02De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea :: V651
listing details L090678603


Company Ayrshire Philharmonic Opera Society.
12 Nov 01 to 17 Nov 01Gaiety Theatre, Ayr :: V591
listing details L1812386358


Company Walney Amateurs Operatic Society.
15 Nov 99 to 20 Nov 99The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness :: V1
listing details L1163031833

Other listings

23 Oct 00 to 28 Oct 00General, General :: V1281
listing details L0915725804
21 Feb 00 to 26 Feb 00The Concordia Theatre, Hinckley :: V1180
listing details L1263720084
5 Mar 99 to 13 Mar 99Forum Theatre, Billingham :: V557
listing details L2002146688
21 Oct 97 to 25 Oct 97Epsom Playhouse, Epsom :: V699
listing details L1404693235

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