Wednesday, October 13

Broken Wings Musical announces initial cast for London run

The new musical based on Kahlil Gibran's Broken Wings, adapted for the stage by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, has announced a full staging in London at the Charing Cross Theatre from 26th January (previews from 21st January) until 5 March 2022, the piece has been seen a number of times in concert form – but the new production will mark the first full staging of the musical.  
The story begins in New York in 1923, where an ageing Gibran looks back on his life in Beirut and a fated love affair there. Directed by Bronagh Lagan, the piece will be staged in the round with initial casting including Yasmeen Audi (Layla Bawab/Ensemble), Haroun Al Jeddal (Mansour Bey Galib), Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Young Kahlil Gibran), Soophia Foroughi (Mother), Alex Kais (Ensemble), Naaman (Kahlil Gibran), Ayesha Patel (Dima Bawab) and Noah Sinigaglia (Selma Karamy).

Full casting will be announced shortly, with the piece featuring musical direction by Erika Gundesen, orchestrations by Joe Davidson, set and costume by Gregor Donnelly, choreography by Philip Michael Thomas, lightig by Nic Farman, sound by Andrew Johnson and casting by Jane Deitch. Assistant direction is by Riwa Saab.

Naaman said t: "Nearly four years after our semi-staged concert debut, I am frankly ecstatic that Broken Wings is returning to London. This new production will be the first time our musical is fully staged.It feels particularly special to be bringing Gibran and a piece of Lebanon back to the London stage, following the many difficulties faced by the Lebanese people over the past few years. We are so grateful to Katy [Lipson, producer] for her longstanding support and belief in Broken Wings, and we can't wait to welcome audiences early next year.

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