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Kismet [musical]

Opening date
August 17, 1953
Comments
A musical set in Baghdad in medieval times. The story was based on the play "Kismet" (1911) by Edward Knoblock and the music was largely adapted from works by Alexander Borodin. The musical opened in Los Angeles, ran in San Francisco and Boston, then opened on Broadway on December 3, 1953. The original cast starred Alfred Drake as the poet Hajj, Doretta Morrow as his daughter Marsinah, Richard Kiley as the young Caliph of Baghdad, Henry Calvin as the Wazir and Joan Diener as Lalume, the vampy wife of the evil Wazir. Bodybuilder Steve Reeves played the wizard's guard, a mute role. Bill Johnson later took over the role of Hajj and Elaine Malbin the role of Marsinah. A movie based on this musical was released in 1955.

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Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (36 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright, George Forrest Covered by (152 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (7 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (7 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (4 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (10 artists)
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George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (10 artists)
George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (3 artists)
George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (6 artists)
George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (6 artists)
Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (3 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (8 artists)
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Alexander Borodin, Robert Wright, George Forrest Covered by (123 artists)
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George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (7 artists)
George Forrest, Robert Wright Covered by (4 artists)
Robert Wright, George Forrest Covered by (4 artists)