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Kismet   

Ziegfeld Theatre, (12/03/1953 - 4/23/1955)
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Opening Date: Dec 03, 1953    
Closing Date: Apr 23, 1955 Total Performances: 583

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Baghdad


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Billy Rose
Produced by Charles Lederer
Originally produced by Edwin Lester
With Music From Alexander Borodin; Musical Adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis; From the play by Edward Knoblock; Music orchestrated by Arthur Kay; Choral arrangements by Arthur Kay; Musical Director: Louis Adrian
Directed by Albert Marre; Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Jack Cole
Scenic Design by Lemuel Ayers; Costume Design by Lemuel Ayers; Lighting Design by Peggy Clark
Company Manager: Harry Essex
Production Manager: Peter Bronte; Stage Manager: Phil Friedman
Choral Director: Christine Ell and William Ellfeldt; Orchestra Manager: Morris Stonzek
Press Representative: Barry Hyams and Martin Shwartz; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner
Cast
Alfred Drake
Public Poet, later called Hajj
Henry Calvin
The Wazir of Police
Joan Diener
Lalume
Richard Kiley
The Caliph
Doretta Morrow
Marsinah
Haji's Daughter
Neile Adams
Diwan Dancer
Dancer
Lucy Andonian
Ayah to Zubbediya
Gerald Cardoni
Muezzin
Singer
Tom Charlesworth
Chief Policeman
Philip Coolidge
Omar
Anita Coulter
Singer
Patricia Dale
Dancer
Thelma Dare
Ayah to Samaris
Singer
Jack Dodds
Dervish
Akbar
Diwan Dancer
Patricia Dunn
Princess of Ababu
Bonnie Evans
Princess of Ababu
Stephen Ferry
Wazir's Guard
Truman Gaige
Jawan
Hal Hackett
Hassan-Ben
Second Policeman
Lila Jackson
Slave Girl
Singer
Devra Kline
Dancer
Beatrice Kraft
Princess Samaris of Bangalore
Mario Lamm
Attendant
Robert Lamont
Second Beggar
Singer
Florence Lessing
Street Dancer
Princess Zubbediya of Damascus
Earle MacVeigh
First Beggar
A Peddler
Prosecutor
Jack Mei Ling
Doorman
Jo Ann O'Connell
Street Woman
Singer
Carol Ohmart
Slave Girl
Richard Oneto
Imam of the Mosque
The Bangle Man
Singer
Joyce Palmer
Slave Girl
Louis Polacek
Muezzin
Singer
Steve Reeves
Wazir's Guard
Ania Romaine
Dancer
George E. Romaine
Dancer
Reiko Sato
Princess of Ababu
Rodolfo Silva
Third Beggar
Barbara Slate
The Widow Yussef
Singer
Kirby Smith
Muezzin
A Merchant
Singer
Vida Ann Solomon
Dancer
Sandra Stahl
Slave Girl
Roberta Stevenson
Dancer
Ralph Strane
Muezzin
Singer
Lynne Stuart
Street Woman
Singer
Erica Twiford
Singer
Richard Vine
A Servant
Singer
John Weidemann
Attendant
Marc Wilder
Dervish
Assiz
Diwan Dancer
George Yarick
Singer
Understudies: Earle MacVeigh (Public Poet, later called Hajj), Jo Ann O'Connell (Marsinah), Roberta Stevenson (Princess of Ababu) and Richard Vine (Omar)
Theatre World
winner 1954 Award [recipient]
Joan Diener
Tony Award®
winner 1954 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Charles Lederer and Luther Davis; With Music From Alexander Borodin; Musical Adaptation by Robert Wright and George Forrest; Produced by Charles Lederer
winner 1954 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Alfred Drake
winner 1954 Musical Conductor [winner]
Musical Director: Louis Adrian
ACT 1 Sung By
Sands of Time Imam of the Mosque
Rhymes Have I Hajj and Marsinah (Haji's Daughter)
Fate Hajj
Bazaar of the Caravans Street Dancer, Akbar, Assiz, Merchants and Shoppers
Not Since Nineveh Lalume, The Wazir of Police, Three Princesses of Ababu, Akbar, Assiz, Merchants and Shoppers
Baubles, Bangles and Beads Marsinah (Haji's Daughter)
Stranger in Paradise Caliph and Marsinah (Haji's Daughter)
He's in Love! Chief Policeman, Second Policeman, Prosecutor, Three Princesses of Ababu, Akbar, Assiz, Caliph and Omar
Gesticulate Hajj and Wazir's Council
Fate (Reprise) Hajj and Ladies of the Wazir's Harem
ACT 2 Sung By
Night of My Nights Caliph and Entourage
Stranger in Paradise (Reprise) Marsinah (Haji's Daughter)
Baubles, Bangles, and Beads (Reprise) The Caliph
He's in Love! (Reprise) Entourage
Was I Wazir? The Wazir of Police, Policemen and Guards
Rahadlakum Hajj, Lalume, Princess Zubbediya of Damascus, Princess Samaris of Bangalore, Three Princesses of Ababu and Ladies of Wazir's Harem
And This Is My Beloved Marsinah (Haji's Daughter), Caliph, Hajj and The Wazir of Police
The Olive Tree Hajj
Ceremonial of the Caliph's Diwan Diwan Dancers
Presentation of Princesses Princess Zubbediya of Damascus, Ayah, Princess Samaris of Bangalore and Princess of Ababu
Finale Ensemble and Hajj
   
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