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From the play by Edward Knoblock

Neither Aladdin nor Ali Baba ever had a day like this! In the span of twenty-four hours, Hajj the beggar manages to escape the clutches of a vengeful bandit, drown the evil Wazir of Police, catch the eye of the Wazir's voluptuous wife, serve as Emir of Baghdad, and see his daughter wed to the handsome Caliph. brbrFrom the original hit Broadway and London productions to the popular MGM film and highly successful revivals around the world, this Arabian fantasy has proven a winner with audiences time and again, thanks to its exotic setting, appealing characters and wry sense of humor, not to mention a lush score adapted from the soaring melodies of Alexander Borodin. Packed with mirth, mayhem and romance, strongKISMET/strong has enough adventure and delight to last at least 1001 Arabian nights!


KISMET Set For Blu-ray Premiere, 6/10
by Pat Cerasaro - May 28, 2014

The big screen iteration of hit stage musical Kismet directed by renowned movie musical master Vincente Minnelli is set to hit Blu-ray for the first time next month. (more...)

Borodin's Prince Igor, Performed by the Met In Nearly 100 Years, Comes to Great Performances at the Met, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

NEW YORK, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Borodin's operatic masterpiece Prince Igor, which had its first Met performances since 1917 earlier this year, will be broadcast on Great Performances at the Met Sunday, June 22 at 12 noon on PBS (check local listings). (In New York, THIRTEEN will air the opera at 12:30 p.m.) (more...)

Neile Adams Brings THE LIVES OF ME to El Portal Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents Ms. Neile Adams in The Lives of Me, A Musical Celebration of her memories and the stages of her life! Directed by Ted Sprague with Musical Direction by Andy Howe, The Lives of Me runs this weekend, May 24 & May 25 for 2 shows only, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

It's Official! Gloria Estefan Musical ON YOUR FEET! to Arrive Fall 2015 on Broadway; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY-winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will premiere on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced, following a Summer 2015 World Premiere engagement in Chicago. (more...)

Gloria Estefan's ON YOUR FEET! Gets Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago, Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Broadway In Chicago, The Nederlander Organization and Estefan Enterprises, Inc have announced that On Your Feet! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Summer 2015 with Broadway In Chicago theater and performance schedule to be announced. It will open on Broadway in Fall 2015 at a Nederlander theatre to be announced. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Open Summer Season with SPAMALOT, 6/11-28
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini launch the 34th summer season with the hilarious Broadway musical Monty Python's SPAMALOT, presented for the first time at Moonlight, with performances from June 11 to 28. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Broadway's Neile Adams McQueen to Open 4th Idyllwild Authors Series, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Author and Broadway star, Neile Adams McQueen, the former wife of the late movie star idol Steve McQueen, will kick off The Fourth Annual Idyllwild Authors Series presented by Eduardo Santiago & Pen Center USA on Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at Cafe Aroma, 54750 North Circle Drive, Idyllwild, CA 92549. (more...)

Stephen Costello to Headline ROBERTO DEVEREUX at Carnegie Hall, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It was in a supporting role at Carnegie Hall with Eve Queler and the Opera Orchestra of New York that Stephen Costello first launched his professional career. Now the Tucker Award-winning tenor makes a hero's return, rejoining the same forces at the storied New York venue to headline a concert performance of Donizetti's Roberto Devereux on June 5. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's Marin Mazzie Visits DRESS UP! WITH GEORGE B. STYLE
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2014

In today's episode of Dress Up! with George B. Style, the STAGE17 series that goes behind the scenes with celebrity stylist George Brescia as he prepares Broadway's finest for opening nights and red carpet events, George styles three-time Tony nominee Marin Mazzie for the opening night celebration of Bullets Over Broadway at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This week's episode of Dress Up! with George B. Style is directed by Diana Basmajian. Check it out at http://stage17.tv/video/marin-mazzie! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Miami (more...)

Canadian Playwright Daniel Macdonald to Make UK Debut with VELOCITY, April 27-May 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, and another in its acclaimed series introducing Canada's finest playwrights to the UK, the European premiere of Daniel Macdonald's Velocity opens at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of nine Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 27 April 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Miami (more...)

AMYCANBE is Now With GM Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Italy has again produced an amazing band of talents in the form of Amycanbe. And Guitarmonk Records is proud to present to you a striking and crisp music from Amycanbe! (more...)

Indian Cinema Star Vidya Balan Joins U.S. Promotional Tour
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Indian cinema's biggest names, actress Vidya Balan will spread the word about the upcoming IIFA Celebrations presented by Freedom Health. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Miami (more...)

AMYCANBE Now with Indian Record Label, GM Records
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Italy has again produced an amazing band of talents in the form of Amycanbe. (more...)

Stephen Costello Will Headline WNO 'L'elisir' & Baltimore Gala this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Richard Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello reprises his star turn as Nemorino in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore at Washington National Opera (WNO) from March 20-29, following his triumphant house debut as Ishmael/Greenhorn - the role he originally created - in WNO's recent East Coast premiere of Moby-Dick. The Kennedy Center production kicks off a full spring for the tenor, who looks forward to headlining 'Toujours L'Amour' on April 25 at Lyric Opera Baltimore, where he will be joined by soprano Nicole Cabell in an orchestral gala celebration of French grand opera. June brings the U.S. release of Love Duets, Costello's first recording as an exclusive Warner Classics artist, on which he sings opposite his wife and fellow Tucker Award-winner, soprano Ailyn Perez. She also serves as his co-star in WNO's L'elisir as well as in two productions of La traviata, at Covent Garden (May 6-20) and San Francisco Opera (July 5-13), and a Rigoletto in Hamburg (May 24-June 1). (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Presents THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For our 44th Kritzerland show we celebrate the most foolish day and month of the year - April Fools Day. Yes, it's all things April and all things foolish, as well as some things that aren't so foolish. And not only are we celebrating the April Fools, we're celebrating the second anniversary of Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal - in April of 2012 we were the first show in Michael Sterling's new home at The Federal, and we've been there every month since. We have a potpourri of fun planned for our April 6th show, including lots of comedy, some beautiful April-themed songs, and an amazing cast. You'll hear songs you know and songs you don't know, including the world premiere of a brand new Richard M. Sherman song, written with Kritzerland's Bruce Kimmel. And playing it will be Richard M. Sherman, our very special guest star - and as if that and our great cast wasn't enough, we have another guest star, too, the beautiful and superlative Andrea Marcovicci. So, don't be too foolish and wait too long to make your reservations - our last seven shows have been early sellouts. Come and join us to celebrate all the wonderful foolish things we've got planned and to wish Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal a happy anniversary as the best cabaret room in the city enters its third year. (more...)

Local Films A MAN FULL OF TROUBLE, RECOVERY and More Set for 2014 Media Film Festival, 4/4-5
by Movies News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, April 4th and 5th. Now in its 7th year, the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Melba Moore to Play Metropolitan Room, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Melba Moore will play two shows at New York's Metropolitan Room on June 20, 2014, at 7pm & 9:30pm. Price $35.00 - $115.00. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Tony Honors Joe Benincasa - A Tony Awards Special Feature by Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 4, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com thought it would be interesting to go a little more 'in-depth' about the recipients, to help you better understand their being chosen and to look more closely into their lives, worlds and work. In addition, we wanted them to be interviewed by someone with whom they shared some sort of history. Next up in the special series is President & CEO of The Actors Fund, Joe Benincasa. In the video below, Joe chats with Fund Chairman Brian Stokes Mitchell, who is currently in rehearsals for Much Ado About Nothing at the Delacorte Theatre! (more...)

Blackphone Shipping World's First Privacy-Optimized Smartphone
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

GENEVA, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ SGP Technologies SA, the Switzerland-based joint venture of Silent Circle and Geeksphone behind Blackphone, today announced that Blackphone handsets have started shipping to the device's first pre-order customers. SGP Technologies formally launched Blackphone earlier this year at Mobile World Congress (MWC). There is overwhelming demand for the phone's focus on user privacy and the unmatched array of integrated features for private communications, browsing, and cloud storage that make Blackphone a category-defining leader in privacy phones. Most recently, MIT Technology Review recognized Blackphone on its prestigious list of the '10 Breakthrough Technologies' of 2014. In addition, Blackphone has won two other awards since its media launch: 'The 10 Best Products at MWC 2014' and 2014 Red Herring Europe Top 100 Winner. (more...)

Ailyn Pérez & Stephen Costello Release "Love Duets"
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

After debuting at number three on the UK Classical Chart last month, Love Duets is due for U.S. digital release today (Tuesday, June 3), with the CD release to follow on June 10. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/27/14 - Town Hall, FIDDLER at Goodspeed, New BRIGADOON, Farewell to AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 27, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE AMBASSADOR REVUE gathers a group of celebs at The Town Hall, FIDDLER begins in Connecticut, an augmented BRIGADOON opens in Chicago, and AFTER MIDNIGHT closes on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Tony Winner Jennifer Holliday to Headline BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Following up the triumphant 'Night After the Tonys With Linda Eder', Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a one-night-only concert event at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm. Broadway Under the Stars will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday and will also feature (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women) and Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis) David Galligan will direct, and the music director is Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

BWW Interview: Karen K & Mista Cookie Jar on New Diversity Children's Song
by Gregory G. Allen - Jun 11, 2014

New children's song celebrates diverse themes with Rainbow. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/10/14 - Equity Awards, 'BIKE', 'NIGHT', 'NEW GIRL' Off-Broadway, LaBelle AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Actors' Equity doles out awards, off-Broadway is teaming with new shows, Patti LaBelle struts into the guest-starring role in AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Olivier Winner Michael Ball to Host 2014 WEST END HEROES Gala at the Dominion, Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Michael Ball, Britain's leading musical theatre star, a double Olivier Award winner, multi-platinum recording artist and a hugely popular radio and TV presenter, is announced today as the host of the 2014 West End Heroes gala concert. (more...)

K.T. Archer Releases New Thriller, RETRIBUTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

K.T. Archer, celebrated author of 'The Silver Spoon' and 'Kismet,' weaves a suspenseful plot in 'Retribution' (published by iUniverse), the story of two best friends who uncover an affair and a dangerous psychopath. (more...)

Ailyn Pérez Set to Make WNO Debut in L'ELISIR D'AMORE, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Ailyn Perez, winner of the Richard Tucker, Placido Domingo and Leonie Rysanek Awards, will make her Washington National Opera debut this March, stepping in for an indisposed colleague to star as Adina in Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore. This career milestone follows on the heels of the soprano's recent success at London's Royal Opera House, where she proved herself 'a must-hear' (Guardian) in the title role of Manon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Fascinating PRINCE IGOR Finally Makes Back It to the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 17, 2014

PRINCE IGOR was a glorious mess when Alexander Borodin died suddenly in 18, leaving it to others to finish a work he'd toiled on for nearly 20 years but hadn't quite made whole. With no definitive version of the opera, it was only performed by the Met in 1917--until Dmitri Tcherniakov's new production premiered last week. Musically rich, scenically fascinating, it's good to have it back where it belongs. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's Kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (more...)

In Honor of 'BRIDGES' on Broadway, BWW Highlights Jason Robert Brown's Best
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 16, 2014

In honor of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's opening on Broadway this week, BroadwayWorld decided to highlight Tony- and Drama Desk Award-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown's body of work. Scroll down to learn more about Brown's musicals, watch songs and highlights, and be sure to let us know your favorite Jason Robert Brown show or song! (more...)

Segerstrom's SIX DAYS OF BROADWAY Summer Camp Set for 6/23-7/6; Erin Dilly to Lead Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

A "5, 6, 7, 8," the countdown begins for Segerstrom Center's popular Six Days of Broadway musical theater summer camps returning June 23 through July 6. During the week-long sessions, students learn and participate in musical performance, monologue interpretation, audition technique, scene work, dance and much more. (more...)

Kim Criswell Stars as Ethel Merman in MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Reading at the Landor Theatre, Now thru 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Merman's Apprentice, a new musical fable with Book and Lyrics by Stephen Cole (Inventing Mary Martin, After the Fair, The Night of the Hunter, The Road to Qatar!) and Music by David Evans (Birds of Paradise, Children's Letters to God) has been chosen to be the opening show as part of London's Landor Theatre's 'From Page to Stage Festival' today, February 11th and 12th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Miami (more...)

Local Films A MAN FULL OF TROUBLE, RECOVERY and More Set for 2014 Media Film Festival Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Exceptional local films along with others from as far away as Singapore, Italy and the United Kingdom will be shown as part of the Media Film Festival, today and tomorrow, April 4th and 5th. Now in its 7th year, the festival of short films has moved to the historic Media Theatre on State Street in downtown Media. (more...)

Drew Starlin, Julia Krohn & More to Lead TUTS Underground's HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

TUTS Underground will stage the Texas Premiere of Hands On A Hardbody, June 12-22 at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. (more...)

DANCE MOMS Star Mack Z Tops Pharrell & 'Frozen' on iTunes Charts
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Mackenzie "Mack Z" Ziegler, the nine-year-old breakout star of the Lifetime's smash hit reality series, "Dance Moms" zoomed up the iTunes charts this weekend with sales of her self-titled debut album, "Mack Z." (more...)

Neile Adams to Bring THE LIVES OF ME at El Portal Theatre, 5/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

El Portal Theatre presents Ms. Neile Adams in The Lives of Me, A Musical Celebration of her memories and the stages of her life! Directed by Ted Sprague with Musical Direction by Andy Howe, The Lives of Me runs May 24 & May 25 for 2 shows only, at the Monroe Forum Theatre at the historic El Portal Theatre, 5269 Lankershim Blvd. in the heart of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Miami (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRINCE IGOR, London Coliseum, April 1 2014
by Gary Naylor - Apr 2, 2014

The word 'epic' is derived from Ancient Greek via Latin, but it really should come from Russian - just ponder the vastness, the history, even the National Anthem! Nobody does epic like Russia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Miami (more...)

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