THE ROAD TO QATAR!
(Book & Lyrics by Stephen Cole. Music David Krane)
World Premiere Production Lyric Stage, Irving, TX October 2009
Winner of Best New Play or Musical from the Dallas-Ft. Worth Drama Critics Forum
Off Broadway Production at the York Theatre Company Opened January 25, 2010
Selected to be part of the 1st Page to Stage Festival at the Landor Theatre in London February 16-17, 2013
Nominated for Best Musical in The Edinburgh International Festival...August 1-26, 2013
British, German, Scandanavian, Israeli rights handed by
Joseph Weinberger Ltd.
What happens when two American musical theatre writers are commissioned by the Emir of Qatar to create the first American musical to premiere in the Middle East? Five years ago, Stephen Cole & David Krane each received an email that read: "We want you write musical. How much?" Thus began a truly unbelievable journey that introduced the two 'short Jews' to an alien world of camels, 'safari' rides in the desert, and Middle Eastern theatrical producers. During the course of this madcap adventure, Stephen & David starred in their own personal Bob Hope-Bing Crosby 'road picture' that took them to Dubai, London, Bratislava, and ultimately to Qatar, where they presented an epic original musical for the Emir and 1000 of his closest friends. When they returned, they had no other choice but to write their story in the only way they knew how: AS A MUSICAL!! The names have been changed to protect the innocent...but the story is TOTALLY
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From Dubai to Qatar to Dallas to NYC to London..
Quotes from the 4 star reviews:
***** The Curtain Up Show
**** Broadway Baby "There's this lovely little sibling of a show here at the Fringe. Go see it!"
**** So So Gay "Should definitely be at the top of your list!"
**** West End Frame "If you're looking for an hour of pure escapism, The Road To Qatar is the show for you!"
Watch and listen to Stephen Cole & David Krane tell the true story of how it all happened..."it all began with an email" and sing the title song of The Road to Qatar!
James Beaman & Keith Gerchak perform "The Road to Qatr!"
The World Premiere at Lyric Stage in excerpts from the show!
Sarah Stiles (with Beaman & Gerchak) perform "Nazirah's In London"
Production photos from The Road to Qatar! (Edinburgh International Festival August 2013)
Production photos from The Road to Qatar! (Off Broadway 2011)
Photos from The Road to Qatar! Original Cast Recording Session
Production photos from The Road to Qatar! (Dallas 2009) and New York Readings
The Road to Qatar!
Sets and Costumes Designed by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case