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Kismet

Kismet

by George Forrest, Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright, Charles Lederer and Luther Davis

Award-Winning, Based on a Play, Classic

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Kismet

Kismet




A classic musical based on the play by Edward Knoblock.


Story:

Hajj the beggar escapes the clutches of a vengeful bandit, drowns the evil Wazir of Police, catches the eye of the Wazir's voluptuous wife, serves as Emir of Baghdad, and sees his daughter wed to the handsome Caliph.


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Lyrics for the Musical's Songs



Composer

Composer and Lyricist
George Forrest

Composer

Composer
Alexander Borodin

Lyricist

Lyricist
Robert Wright

Librettist

Librettist
Charles Lederer

Librettist

Librettist
Luther Davis



  • Premiere
  • 1955 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Ziegfeld Theatr
Opening Night
Dec 3, 1953
Total Performances
583
Original Cast
Alfred Drake, Henry Calvin, Joan Diener, Richard Kiley, Doretta Morrow
Director
Albert Marre
Choreographer
Jack Cole
Producer
Charles Lederer
Musical Director
Louis Adrian
Orchestrations
Arthur Kay
Scenic Design
Lemuel Ayers
Costume Design
Lemuel Ayers
Lighting Design
Peggy Clark

1955 Film Version

Movie Name
Kismet
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Vincente Minnelli
Screenplay
Charles Lederer, Luther Davis
Starring
Howard Keel , Ann Blyth, Dolores Gray, Vic Damone, Monty Woolley, Sebastian Cabot, Jay C. Flippen




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1991 Studio Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1954 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Alfred Drake
Musical Conductor

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