Book by  Charles Lederer and Luther Davis
Music and Lyrics by  George Forrest and Robert Wright
Based on the play by Edward Knoblock

2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG
Original Broadway Version (1953)

Packed with mirth, mayhem and romance, Kismet has enough adventure and delight to last at least 1001 Arabian nights!

With 3 TONY Awards (including Best Musical), a television version, and an MGM smash film, Kismet is one of the most renowned musicals to grace the Great White Way. Kismet 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.

A series of well-navigated, sticky circumstances have landed the quick witted Public Poet in opulence. His rolling in gold is cut short when his maneuvering comes full circle, though, and he is forced in front of the Wazir who is set to chop off The Poetís hand. As luck would have it, a last minute realization stays the Wazir hand and save The Poetís. The wild ride continues as The Poetís daughter falls in love with the handsome Caliph, The Poet falls in love with one of the Wazirís concubine, and everyone falls in love with the whirlwind of occurrences that could only happen on an
Arabian Night!

Kismet is a surefire hit! Comedy reigns supreme in its masterful libretto and delicious melodies abound in Kismetís score thanks to the creative geniuses behind Grand Hotel and writer responsible for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Itís a must produce for theatre companies across the world!

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The initial production of Putting It Together was devised by Julia MacKenzie and performed in Oxford, England, starring Diana Rigg.

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