Kismet: A Musical Arabian Night Music Theater of Lincoln Center Cast Recording 1965 Released from the Masterworks Vault!
From the Masterworks Vault comes the Original Lincoln Center Cast Recording of Kismet from 1965 released today!
A “Musical Arabian Night,” which offered audiences a colorful and tuneful evening of fun, Kismet features a poet and teller of tales who assumes the guise of Hajj, a beggar in ancient Baghdad, and finds himself in various mishaps as he battles a wicked Wazir. This version was part of a series of musical revivals produced by famed composer Richard Rodgers for Lincoln Center from 1964-1969 at New York’s City Center. Kismet opened for a limited summer run in June 1965 starring Alfred Drake, recreating his Tony-winning role as the Hajj, as well as Henry Calvin from the original Broadway production. “Bored,” a song written by Robert Wright and George Forrest for the 1955 movie version, was added to the score of the Tony-winning Best Musical for this production which also starred Anne Jeffreys, Lee Venora, Richard Banke, Rudy Vejar, Albert Toigo, and Anita Alpert.
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