Musical - Original

Ziegfeld Theatre

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  • Opening Date: December 3, 1953
  • Closing Date: April 23, 1955
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 583

Lyrics: Robert Wright, George Forrest

Book: Charles Lederer, Luther Davis

Opening Night Cast

Alfred Drake in Kismet Alfred Drake Public Poet, later called Hajj
Doretta Morrow Marsinah
Henry Calvin The Wazir of Police
Joan Diener Lalume
Richard Kiley in Kismet Richard Kiley The Caliph
Lucy Andonian Ayah to Zubbediya
Gerald Cardoni Muezzin
Philip Coolidge Omar
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Charles Lederer Book
  Luther Davis Book
  Aleksandr Borodin Music
  Robert Wright Lyrics
  George Forrest Lyrics
  Albert Marre Director
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Outstanding Musical   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Theatre World Award Joan Diener Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1954 Actor in a Musical Alfred Drake Winner
1954 Author of a Musical Charles Lederer
Luther Davis
1954 Composer Aleksandr Borodin Winner
1954 Musical   Winner
1954 Musical Conductor Louis Adrian Winner
1954 Producer of a Musical Charles Lederer Winner
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