The Arabian Nights

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016
Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Berlioz's Les Nuits d'ete, with mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožena in her Philharmonic debut, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Today, September 29, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, September 30 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m.
by - Sep 17, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/17/2016.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 17, 2016
Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open today, September 17, with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story AbouT Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan.
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 13, 2016
Atlantic for Kids' 2016-2017 Season will open Saturday, September 17 with the family musical 1001 Nights: A Love Story About Loving Stories, an adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' fairy tales featuring music and lyrics by Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Robert Lopez, a book by Adam Koplan and Robert Lopez, and direction by Koplan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016
August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, under the leadership of Robert Greer, is committed to production of his plays in new translations and interpretations that illuminate the plays of Sweden's national playwright, whose work remains as relevant today as when they were written.  The company continues its explorations November 12 to December 3 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, presenting a double-bill of two-character plays -- 'Pariah' and 'The Stronger' -- in alternating rep with with Strindberg's Arabian Nights play, 'Abu Casem's Slippers.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016
Four magical tales adapted from Scheherazade's thousand and one Arabian nights will be presented in a special holiday engagement of the award-winning Mosaic Dance Theater Company's production of Tales from The Arabian Nights.  The program will be presented at Westminster Arts Center at Bloomfield College, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ  07003.  Performances are scheduled for Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 27, 2016
As presented at Arena Stage, Lookingglass Theatre Company's 'Moby Dick' offers many theatrical surprises that are sure to enthrall nearly any theatergoer looking for something a little different this holiday season.
by BWW - May 7, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Washington, DC
by BWW - May 28, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Washington, DC
by BWW - May 21, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017
London Bubble, the iconic South-East London theatre company has announced today that it will stage its first summer show in seven years, with performances in Southwark Park (1-6 August), and Greenwich Park (9-19 August). Tickets are on sale now from www.londonbubble.org.uk.
by BWW - May 14, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017
The Washington Ballet (TWB) presents Aladdin, an original adaptation of the 'Arabian Nights' tale about the adventures of a poor yet carefree street urchin named Aladdin who falls in love with a Princess, discovers a magic lamp and escapes the villainous plans of an evil magician who vies to overtake the throne. Aladdin features original choreography by CeCe Farha, instructor at The Washington School of Ballet and founding company member of Ballet Oklahoma, along with Arabic and classical musical arrangements from Cairo Arabic Music Ensemble, Praha Philharmonic Orchestra,  Cirque de Soleil and others.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017
Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries today, Monday, March 6, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of The Profane, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017
Miguel de Cervantes says he is Christian, Zohra bint Ali is Muslim. He is a prisoner, captured by pirates, held for ransom. She is fated to be trapped in an arranged marriage. Both are desperate to flee. Can Miguel and Zohra trust each other enough to escape Algiers together?
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF kicks off its 2017-2018 Children's Series with the celebrated Middle Eastern folktale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from June 15 - July 23, 2017 in the Goldman Theater. Adapted by Brandon Roberts (2016's Beauty and the Beast and 2015's The Frog and the Princess), the family-friendly production will feature a 'Choose Your Own Adventure' interactive approach, in which the audience will be able to determine the outcome of the play.
by - Mar 10, 2017
Happy Friday, BWW Dance! Here are the top dance stories from around the BroadwayWorld you might have missed this week!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling cafe, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. The Strangest is an absurdist murder mystery loosely inspired by the unnamed Arab killed in Albert Camus' classic novel, The Stranger. Experience French Algiers on the brink of revolution, and witness three Arab brothers vie for the love of the same woman. Their bitter rivalry ends only when one is gunned down by a French stranger.Written by Betty Shamieh ( The Black Eyed, Roar, Fit for a Queen) and directed by May Adrales ( Vietgone, Luce). 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF (Orlando Shakes) kicks off its 2017-2018 Children's Series with the celebrated Middle Eastern folktale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp from June 15 - July 23, 2017 in the Goldman Theater. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in costume below!
by Libby Champion - Jun 28, 2017
The tale of Aladdin is one most of us know from the Disney telling of the story in the famous animated film of 1992. Growing up, Aladdin was my favorite Disney film, so, when I was given the opportunity to review ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, I jumped at the chance!   I quickly realized however that the show is not based on the version from the film, but instead on the Middle Eastern folktale 'The Arabian Nights' - which, was unexpected but a great surprise! The premise of the story is still the same, there are just a few slight variations (for example, there are two genies instead of one!). So, if you plan on seeing the show be prepared for some things to be a little different than what you remember. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Lauren Gunderson's I and You in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from June 28 through July 9, 2017. The production is directed by WAM Theatre Artistic Director Kristen van Ginhoven.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017
Aladdin and the Magic Lamp tells the timeless tale of a boy, a genie, and the power of pursuing your dreams. Based on Middle Eastern folktale The Arabian Nights, a young man named Aladdin seeks advice on how to meet the princess from wise genies, a powerful sultan, and his own mother.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017
The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway.
by Guest Blog: Farhana Sheikh - Jul 8, 2017
Southwark, in south-east London, has been famous for stories since the 14th century - it's where The Canterbury Tales begin. Rather more recently it's been home to the London Bubble Theatre Company, where the art of storytelling is very much alive.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017
BATS Improv, San Francisco's highly acclaimed, longest-running  improv company and school, will present AROUND THE WORLD IN AUGUST -  Improvised Tales of the Arabian Nights, Chocolate and Solitude and Theatre on the Edge. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017
London Bubble, the iconic South-East London theatre company has announced today that it will stage its first summer show in seven years, with performances in Southwark Park (1-6 August), and Greenwich Park (9-19 August). Take a look at the video below as makers and lovers of London Bubble gush over its return to the parks!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017
Whether you enjoyed or avoided Moby Dick in high school, Lookingglass Theatre Company's acclaimed stage adaptation will take your breath away. The production, with its bold use of acrobatics and physical daring, ushers in the New Year on South Coast Repertory's Segerstrom Stage, Jan. 20-Feb. 19. Tickets are now available at www.scr.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017
Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017
Folger Theatre continues its celebrated 25th anniversary season with As You Like It, one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, this classic tale filled with love, laughter, and mistaken identity features original songs composed by Heather Christian and dances by Alexandra Beller. As You Like It is on stage from January 24 through March 5, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017
Miguel de Cervantes says he is Christian, Zohra bint Ali is Muslim. He is a prisoner, captured by pirates, held for ransom. She is fated to be trapped in an arranged marriage. Both are desperate to flee. Can Miguel and Zohra trust each other enough to escape Algiers together?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017
Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for THE PROFANE, the world premiere of a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at , Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017
Miguel de Cervantes says he is Christian, Zohra bint Ali is Muslim. He is a prisoner, captured by pirates, held for ransom. She is fated to be trapped in an arranged marriage. Both are desperate to flee. Can Miguel and Zohra trust each other enough to escape Algiers together?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017
Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2017-2018 Season. Featuring a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, two Shakespearean epics, a madcap riff on a literary classic, critically acclaimed new works, an adaptation of a cinematic treasure, and stories ripped from the pages of today's most popular children's books, the nationally renowned Theater's 29th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017
The San Francisco Symphony (SFS) honors John Adams's 70th birthday in a special three-weekend celebration of his music, February 10-25.
by Marianka Swain - Feb 10, 2017
Don Gallagher's stage credits include Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Producers and Les Miserables in the West End, as well as work for the National Theatre and RSC. He's currently starring in the musical version of Disney's Aladdin as the nefarious Jafar.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017
The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue.
by Alan Portner - Dec 7, 2016
Lavish settings and sumptuous music frame classic story
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016
McCarter Theatre Center is starting the New Year with a fresh look at two of literature's most enigmatic and dynamic characters. From January 13 - February 12, the celebrated New York theater company, Bedlam, makes its McCarter Theatre Center debut with their critically- acclaimed stripped down productions of William Shakespeare's Hamlet and George Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan, in rotating repertory.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017
Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this exotic, multi-media program presents a sensuous mix of eastern and middle-eastern colors.
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Washington, DC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017
Led by Columbus Symphony Music Director Rossen Milanov, this Access Series concert will examine the colorfully exotic tales from One Thousand and One Nights that come to life in Rimsky-Korsakov's dazzling symphonic poem, Scheherazade, and discover how one of the greatest orchestrators in music history makes the orchestra sound exquisite.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017
A Class Act NY, the acting studio for kids and teens, offered the opportunity for students ages 7-18 to work with Broadway Stars Courtney Reed (Princess Jasmine in ALADDIN) and Lauryn Ciardullo (Jasmine U/S, Ensemble) in a magical ALADDIN workshop. Check out photos from the workshop below!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 13, 2017
Following its sold-out Off-Broadway run, OSLO is finally opening on Broadway tonight, April 13th, so it's time to meet the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
Playwrights Horizons has announced, following critical acclaim and popular demand, a one-week extension for The Profane, the world premiere of a new play by Horton Foote Prize winner Zayd Dohrn (Sick, Reborning) and directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at Playwrights, Exit Strategy).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017
Bringing its 10th Anniversary Season to an epic conclusion, Constellation Theatre Company will present The Arabian Nights by Mary Zimmerman, directed by Allison Arkell Stockman from May 4 - June 4 at Source, 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC.