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An autobiographical account of Kahlil Gibran’s first love, Broken Wings is a musical adaptation of the iconic poet’s 1912 masterpiece.
This moving new musical is written by Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, with orchestrations by Joe Davison, and a concept album cast led by Rob Houchen (Les Misérables) and Hiba Elchikhe (Disney’s Aladdin).
See below for further info, full cast and synopsis.
Broken Wings: The Original Concept Album (CD)
This moving new musical is written by Middle Eastern duo Nadim Naaman and Dana Al Fardan, with orchestrations by Joe Davison.
ROB HOUCHEN (Les Misérables) and HIBA ELCHIKHE (Disney’s Aladdin) lead the concept album cast as teenage protagonists Gibran and Selma. NADIM NAAMAN (The Phantom of The Opera) plays Gibran’s older self, the show’s narrator. The album also features GILLIAN BUDD, JOSEPH CLAUS, NADEEM CROWE, SOOPHIA FOROUGHI, SIUBHAN HARRISON, JAMES HUME, IRVINE IQBAL, NIKITA JOHAL, SAMI LAMINE, ADAM LINSTEAD, LEO MILES and LAUREN JAMES RAY.
New York City, 1923. An ageing Gibran narrates from his cold studio. Through poetry and music, he transports us back two decades and across continents, to turn-of-the-century Beirut. His eighteen-year-old self returns to The Middle East after five years in America, to complete his education and discover more of his heritage. He falls deeply in love with Selma Karamy, the daughter of family friend and hugely respected local businessman, Farris Karamy. However, Selma soon becomes betrothed to Mansour Bey Galib, nephew of the powerful Bishop Bulos Galib, who has one eye on the Karamy family fortune. Gibran and Selma fight to reconcile their love for one another, whilst navigating the rules, traditions and expectations that their society lays before them.
What inspired the acclaimed author of The Prophet to write? What moved him to such profound philosophy in his later life? The events of Broken Wings highlight key social issues of the time, yet the themes and debates raised remain increasingly relevant today, over a century later; the fight for gender equality, the freedom to love who we love, tradition versus modernity, wealth versus happiness, immigration and the importance of ‘home’.
3. All I Longed To See
4. Your Father
5. Farris Effandi Karamy
6. Here In This Garden
7. So Many Questions
9. I Know Now
10. That Was The Day
11. ‘Til Death Reunites Us
12. Holy Matrimony
13. I Lived Longed Enough
15. Spirit of the Earth
16. Be Free
17. Rescue Me
Broken Wings: The Original Concept Album (CD): Catalogue no: AJR2638
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(verified owner) – May 29, 2018
This is truly a fantastic album – beautiful music and lyrics, and an incredible cast performing it. I’ve listened to it many times since it was released and still can’t get enough of listening to it.
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