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Kismet - 1978 - West End

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!

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Shaftesbury Theatre

(London, )
Holborn end of Shaftesbury Avenue
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
Patton Daye Slater Productions announced today that Tony Award-winning producer, Obie Award-winning actor and renowned director Tamara Tunie (Julius Caesar on Broadway with Denzel Washington, 'Law and Order: Special Victims Unit') has signed on to direct the company's New York-bound musical drama Love & Southern D!scomfort.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
Today (September 4) in live streaming: Jeremy Pope visits backstage Live, Stars in the House hosts a Flower Drum Song reunion, and so much more!
by Laura Fuller - Sep 2, 2020
The Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre was certainly abuzz last night for the opening night of Sleepless - the first fully staged musical to take place in the UK since the beginning of lockdown.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 5, 2020
Mikhael Tara Garver, creator and experiential director of 13Exp, will team up with River LA for RIO REVEALS, a series of immersive, online events on the history and future of the Los Angeles River. River LA donors will have access to the in-person FIREFLY NIGHTS, first of their RIO REVEALS series October 23 through 26, 2020; with the second immersive event RIO RECORDS opening to the general public for a six-week run beginning November 19, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020
Ground Floor Theatre (GFT) announces GFT In Residence, a new quarterly artist in residence program beginning this month with the first artist named as comedian Laura de le Fuente. This new program allows Ground Floor Theatre to expand their mission driven work supporting art by and for unrepresented communities. Artists will have full use of GFT's venue resources to work on their theatre making, mentoring from the GFT creative staff, receive a stipend, along with a fully supported performance at the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2020
Brian Stokes Mitchell has released a video of himself performing 'Make Them Hear You' in praise of American heroes including Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and more. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2020
XIX are the next wave of musicians in the genre bending hyper-pop scene to make their own lane.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company is developing its first commission under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Paige Price. This brand-new musical, The Tattooed Lady, was awarded a Project grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will join forces again for a magical new album 'Together at Christmas', out on Decca Records on 20th November. They also announce a UK Arena tour in 2021, including a date at London's O2 Arena on 19th December 2021.
by Jim Munson - Oct 13, 2020
Under Artistic Director Tim Bonda??s leadership, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has just launched an ambitious new online initiative entitled Voices of Democracy, with the intention of encouraging audiences to get out the vote and stand up for racial justice. Leading up to the 2020 election, Voices of Democracy offers digital theatrical experiences that celebrate diverse voices and build a bridge from empathy to action, including plays, poetry, and curated quotes that shine a light on pressing issues during this election year. It will also feature an interview with Tony Award winner & TheatreWorks alum James Monroe Iglehart (Broadwaya??s Aladdin and Hamilton). BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Tim Bond to learn more about Voices of Democracy and his own history before coming to TheatreWorks. Bond is a fascinating guy to talk to so our conversation took all kinds of interesting twists and turns. A true people person, he is especially committed to using theater to build community and effect change. In conversation, he often takes his time to respond to questions and is apt to speak in complex sentences that show a great deal of thought. He is not someone who needs to shout to make his voice heard and frequently leavens his responses with gentle laughter. At once brainy and comfortable expressing his emotions, Bond is clearly a person of heart and mind.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
This Thursday, 11/19, Tenor Brian Cheney will perform a concert program of Broadway favorites from the 1950's at 7pm EDT on Stageit.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Today, American electro-pop duo 3OH!3 kicks off a new era of their career with the release of their highly anticipated new single “LONELY MACHINES” (feat. 100 gecs).
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2020
In an interview with Deadline, Ryan Murphy spoke about the upcoming Netflix film adaptation of 'The Prom,' producing 'The Boys in the Band,' and his upcoming limited series based around 'A Chorus Line.' 
by Shari Barrett - May 3, 2020
With the current theatre world on hiatus, I have created a Spotlight Series on Broadway World which features interviews with some of the many talented artists who make our Los Angeles theatre community so exciting and vibrant thanks to their ongoing contribution to keeping the Arts alive in the City of the Angels. And just like all of us, I wondered how they are dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which they were involved. This Spotlight focuses on Robert Yacko, one of the busiest triple-threat performers in Los Angeles!
by Nicholas Adler - Mar 6, 2021
In this interview, I get to discover what makes Stephen Mosher such a success as a writer, critic and fitness coach.
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2020
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe recently released an album called Back Together. The pair reunited to chat about how they're spending their time at home, shared footage from a recent performance, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
Today is World Theatre Day! Michael Ball took to Twitter to give a message to everyone during this time, noting his love for the 'energy, the passion, the love' of the theatre community.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020
Today's top stories: Alan Menken revealed Hercules will return to the stage! Plus, read all about today's upcoming online events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
As government and health officials continue to urge self-quarantine, many Americans will be stuck at home this week, with nothing but time to spare. Want to fill that time with Broadway? We're here to help!
by Gil Kaan - Mar 1, 2021
Little Fish Theatre's annual short play festival PICK OF THE VINE, premiering March 5, has smoothly morphed into a hybrid stage-to-film online. The filming of this year's final seven plays, chosen out of 800+ submissions, have been overseen by producer Tara Donovan, as well as producing artistic director Lisa Coffi. Tara graciously made some time to answer a few of my queries, inviting Lisa to fill in with more specific answers as needed.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
At an online media announcement - pre-taped in front of Meridian Hall with physically distanced protocols in place - streamed June 8 on the Dora Awards YouTube channel, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 243 nominations for the 41st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2020
Michael Ball is showing off his moves in a new #BoogieWithBall video on Twitter!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2021
The Houston Symphony’s February calendar promises renowned conductor and Houston favorite Fabien Gabel leading an intriguing all-French program highlighted by Francis Poulenc’s Sinfonietta, as well as a striking new, multi-sensory way to experience classical music in the Bank of America POPS Series.
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Jan 26, 2021
Eli Tokash reminds us of the beauty of art, perseverance, passion, and most notably - the hope we can give others by the simple act of Taking a Bow.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
The ultimate musical duo, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe, are 'Back Together' and will bring their show to cinemas up and down the country with the final performance of their UK tour from London's O2 Arena.
by TV News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
The pup players are back and ready for non-stop all football action for PUPPY BOWL XVI! Television's cutest sports competition and original TV adoption event, PUPPY BOWL, returns to Animal Planet Sunday, Feb. 2 at 3PM ET/12PM PT. This year's adoptable puppy players who make up the rosters of #TeamRuff and #TeamFluff celebrate a 'Sweet 16' extravaganza and dig deep and play hard to win the inaugural CHEWY 'Lombarky' trophy at GEICO stadium.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 24th Anniversary season with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Following a record number of nominations and votes, winners have been announced for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix!! The nominees were set, audiences voted, and now we get to recognize local theatres and performers for their outstanding achievement!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2021
Last year, Michael Ball recorded ‘Leaning on a Rainbow’ for the soundtrack to the new film ‘Blithe Spirit’. The full track is now available on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and more.
by BWW Staff - Jan 13, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by Andrea Domanico - Feb 22, 2021
Un anno è passato dalla comparsa della pandemia in suolo italiano con le sue inimmaginabili conseguenze. Un anno da quando il settore teatrale in tutte le sue sfaccettature soffre ,oltre che del mancato lavoro, del silenzio delle istituzioni, categorizzato come 'attività non essenziale' al Paese in tempi pandemici. A chiedere l'ascolto e la restituzione di un'ontologica dignità è U.N.I.T.A. (Unione Nazionale Interpreti Teatro e Audiovisivo) con l'iniziativa FACCIAMO LUCE SUL TEATRO!
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
World-renowned banjoist Béla Fleck and accomplished Malian kora master Toumani Diabaté debut a new song today (2/21), titled 'Kauonding Sissoko,” off their upcoming new duo album The Ripple Effect. Available March 27th from Craft Recordings, The Ripple Effect will be available as a 180-gram 2-LP gatefold vinyl and also as part of a 3-CD/1-DVD collection, titled Throw Down Your Heart: The Complete Africa Sessions, which documents Béla's remarkable journey across Africa to explore the banjo's roots.
by TV News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Marcus King has shared an acoustic video performance of his song 'Wildflowers & Wine' via Billboard. The song features on his hit debut solo album, El Dorado, which has topped multiple US charts since its release in January.
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2020
Michael Ball took to the stage to perform 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at the 2020 Royal Variety Show.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Gil Kaan - Dec 1, 2020
The Groundlings, in continuing their online presence, will Zoom this year's annual THE GROUNDLINGS HOLIDAY SHOW - ONLINE EDITION. This sure-to-be laugh-filled program airing three December weekends features original skits and improvs from the hysterical Groundlings Main Company members.
by Maria Nockin - Aug 29, 2020
This week on the Los Angeles Opera website soprano Ana María Martínez performs the famous 'Song to the Moon' from Antonín Dvořák's Rusalka, along with a selection of captivating Spanish songs. They include a?oeLa Peteneraa?? by Federico Moreno-Torroba, the a?oePoema en Forma de Cancionesa?? by Joaquín Turina, and a?oeMuñequita Lindaa?? by María Grever.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
During its hiatus from public performances, LA Opera has created an extensive array of online programming under the banner LAO At Home.
by Erica Miner - Aug 14, 2020
A lot of repertoire you do over and over, while finding new things within those pieces, but something totally new is interesting
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2020
Need something new to read or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by Nicholas Adler - Apr 18, 2020
Jeff Harnar is chock-full of the guy-next-door magnetism of the bygone era of Hollywood's Golden age of male stars.  He is someone that the audience knows they can trust, is easy to enjoy with just a hint of mischievousness to keep things interesting.  He is the modern day equivalent to film stars Van Johnson or Gene Kelly.  
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2020
Brian Stokes Mitchell spoke with MSNBC in an interview yesterday about how he's helping support out-of-work actors and stage workers during the health crisis.
by - Apr 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2020.