By Carey Purcell
25 Mar 2014
The production continues for a two-week engagement.
First conceived in 1998, 1001 Nights is receiving a newly re-imagined production co-directed by Koplan, artistic director of New York's Flying Carpet Theatre Company, and Jon Ludwig, artistic director of the Center for Puppetry Arts.
Lopez, whose theatre composing credits include Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon as well as the score for the hit Disney movie "Frozen" — which he composed with his wife, Kristen Anderson-Lopez — credits 1001 Nights as the show where he found his voice as a composer/lyricist.
Flying Carpet has premiered multiple productions and toured the U.S. and Europe. Koplan, an Atlanta native, was first exposed to the "Arabian Nights" tales through a production of Aladdin and His Magical Lamp at the Center in the early 1980's while a student at the Hebrew Academy.
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