Critical Reaction

Critical Reaction

"Broadway never heard a more luscious score. Kismet will reel you in to its lush, exotic world from the astounding opening number."
– Dallas Morning News

"One of those musicals that cry out to be revived... spectacular."
– Chicago Reader

"The songs, derived from the themes of Russian composer Alexander Borodin, shimmer and shimmy with some of musical theatre's rawest, most unchecked sensuality."
– Talkin' Broadway

"Luther Davis turned Edward Knoblock's popular play into a polished libretto, and songwriters Robert Wright and George Forrest adapted Alexander Borodin's classical melodies into irresistible showtunes... entertainment on a grand scale."

"Gorgeous music... vividly drawn characters and crowd-pleasing musical comedy."
– Theatre Jones