Aria Entertainment today announces new dates for the musical adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s Broken Wings by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan; and for the newly re-imagined version of Zorro The Musical by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson, featuring music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron, with lyrics by Clark.

First to open at Charing Cross Theatre is Broken Wings which will now open on Tuesday 15 February, with previews from 11 February, and run until 26 March – the previously announced cast remains the same. Following this, Zorro The Musical will open on Tuesday 12 April, with previews from 2 April, and run until 28 May.

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment with Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane in association with Edward Prophet and People Entertainment Group presents
Kahlil Gibran’s
Written by Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan

Cast: Yasmeen Audi (Layla Bawab/Ensemble), Haroun Al Jeddal (Mansour Bey Galib),
Lucca Chadwick-Patel (Young Kahlil Gibran), Soophia Foroughi (Mother), Alex Kais (Ensemble), Johan Munir (Bishop Bulos), Nadim Naaman (Kahlil Gibran), Ayesha Patel (Dima Bawab)
Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Faris) and Noah Sinigaglia (Selma Karamy)

Director: Bronagh Lagan; Musical Director: Erika Gundesen; Orchestrations: Joe Davison
Set & Costume Designer: Gregor Donnelly; Choreographer: Philip Michael Thomas
Lighting Designer: Nic Farman; Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson; Casting Director: Jane Deitch
General Manager: Chris Matanlé

11 February – 26 March 2022
Press Night: Tuesday 15 February at 7.30pm

New York City, 1923. Through exquisite poetry and enchanting music, an ageing Gibran narrates our tale, transporting us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. Gibran meets Selma; their connection is instant and their love affair, fated. However, their journey to happiness is soon thrown off course, as the pair face obstacles that shake the delicate foundation of their partnership. Will their love win out or will their dream of a life together be torn apart?

Performed in-the-round, Broken Wings takes us on an unmissable musical voyage, exploring issues of gender equality, immigration, the freedom to love who we love, and what ‘home’ really means to us. Over a century later, and the themes and debates raised in Gibran’s story, remain increasingly relevant today.

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and John Gertz in association with Zorro USA, LLC
With Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane present
Music by the Gipsy Kings and John Cameron
Lyrics by Stephen Clark
Book by Stephen Clark and Helen Edmundson

Director: Christian Durham; Choreographer: Cressida Carré
Set and Costume Designer: Rosa Maggiora; Musical Director and Orchestrations: Nick Barstow
Sound Designer: Andrew Johnson; Lighting Designer: Matthew Haskins
Fight Director: Renny Krupinski; Casting Director: Jane Deitch; General Manager: Chris Matanlé

2 April – 28 May 2022
Press Night: Tuesday 12 April at 7.30pm

Set in the sizzling heat of 1805’s California, a pueblo is under attack from its autocratic leader. When the danger is at its greatest, a masked crusader appears from nowhere and saves lives. Who is he? Will he be their champion?

The famous red-hot tale of the masked hero, El Zorro, fighting for justice and freedom is told in an immersive, thrilling and headily sensual new production. With zealous, ‘get-on-your-feet’ music, featuring international hits by Gipsy Kings including Bamboleo, Baila Me and Djobi Djoba, alongside original music to express a fresh new tale of love, hope and courage.

Audiences will be seduced into the story and witness the thrills and spills of our hero as he battles for all he holds dear. Spanish Gypsy pride and fire runs deep throughout this explosive show with murderous encounters, immeasurable flamenco choreography and Cante jondo singing at its forefront.

Charing Cross Theatre
The Arches, Villiers Street, London WC2N 6NL

Broken Wings
11 February – 26 March 2022
Press Night: Tuesday 15 February at 7.30pm

Zorro The Musical
2 April – 28 May 2022
Press Night: Tuesday 12 April at 7.30pm

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