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   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS

at the London Coliseum

By Roger B. Harris
Published April 27 2007

  Michael Ball

Michael Ball and Faith Prince will be top cast in the upcoming production of Kismet, at the London Coliseum, from June 25-July 14. The classic will be directed by Gary Griffin, who along with Luther Davis and Kit Hesketh-Harvey conceived the project.

Kismet, with music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, based on the music of Alexander Borodin.,has a book by Charles Lederer and Mr. Davis. It opened on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 3, 1953, starring Alfred Drake as the Public Poet, Haij, Mr Ball's current role. Joan Diener played Lalume, Ms. Prince's role. The show made its London bow in 1955. There was a 1955 Hollywood movie directed by Vincent Minnelli, with Howard Keel as Haij.

The large cast will also include Sarah Tynan (Marsinah), Graeme Danby( Wazir), Alfie Boe (Caliph), Julian Curry( Jawan) and Rodney Clark(Chief of Police). The show will have choreography by Javier de Frutos


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