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Kismet - 2004 - Regional (US)

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!


Freud Playhouse

( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.
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by Nicole Rosky - Sep 4, 2020
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by Laura Fuller - Sep 2, 2020
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by Gil Kaan - Oct 5, 2020
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by Jim Munson - Oct 13, 2020
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by Shari Barrett - May 3, 2020
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by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 10, 2021
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by Gil Kaan - Mar 1, 2021
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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 29, 2021
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