Following its Theatre Royal Haymarket debut and recent performances at the Other Palace, casting is announced for the international premiere of new musical Broken Wings.
Based on the 1912 novel by the iconic Kahlil Gibran, Broken Wings is written by Nadim Naaman (The Phantom of The Opera, Sweeney Todd) and Dana Al Fardan, one of The Middle East’s foremost contemporary composers. The show now travels to the most fitting of venues – the prestigious Beiteddine Arts Festival in Lebanon, homeland to both Gibran himself and co-writer Nadim Naaman. Further international dates are to be announced soon.
The Company is led by co-writer Nadim Naaman as Gibran, Nikita Johal (Spring Awakening) as Selma and Benjamin Purkiss (Bat Out of Hell) as Gibran’s teenage-self.
The Cast is completed by Adam Linstead (Fiddler on The Roof) as Farris, Soophia Foroughi (Spamalot) as Mother, Nadeem Crowe (School of Rock) as Karim, Karl Seth (Bend it Like Beckham) as Bishop Bulos Galib, Sami Lamine (Laila: The Musical) as Mansour Bey Galib, Bethany Weaver (Oklahoma!) as Leila, Robert Hannouch (Don’t Look Away) as Ensemble, Jake Stewart as Dance Captain/Ensemble and Hannah Qureshi as Ensemble.
Produced by Ali Matar (AM Management and Productions), Broken Wings is Directed by Bronagh Lagan and features Orchestrations and Musical Direction by Joe Davison.
Nadim Naaman says: “We have never stopped working to refine and improve this material. Now we are ready to take Broken Wings to the people who care for Gibran more than anyone – the Lebanese. I’m especially proud because of my Lebanese heritage, and what this project means to fans of both Gibran and theatre in the Middle East as a whole.”
Dana Al Fardan says: “After the work we have done in London, the show’s creative home, it will be a huge moment for us, to take Gibran back to his homeland this summer, and to the people who know him best”