Mondrian Doha in partnership with the Broken Wings musical, have hosted a special ‘Musical Breakfast’, held in Mondrian Doha’s award-winning CUT by Wolfgang Puck on the 5th November 2019. The event marks the celebration of Broken Wings’ much-anticipated debut in Qatar.
The ‘Musical Breakfast’ was attended by Qatari musician, composer, songwriter and artist, Dana Al Fardan and co-writer and London West End actor, Nadim Naaman. The event which was open to the public, invited Mondrian guests and visitors dining at CUT by Wolfgang Puck to preview the thrilling musical performance given by the acclaimed London West End cast, as well as to meet and greet them and learn more about the moving story behind Broken Wings.
Adapted from Khalil Gibran’s poetic masterpiece, the Broken Wings musical is composed by Middle Eastern duo; world-renowned Dana Al Fardan and West End’s very own star actor, Nadim Naaman. Bringing the West End musical to Qatar for the first time, the Broken Wings musical aims to create a bridge between the East and West by blending the Middle Eastern story with a Western art form. It also sets to bring cultures together and unite people through music and art.
Commenting on the collaboration, Mikel Ibrahim, Executive Assistant Manager at Mondrian Doha stated: “Mondrian Doha is delighted to be the ‘Exclusive Hotel Partner’ for the Broken Wings musical. We are honoured to provide a platform to provide our guests and visitors in Qatar a glimpse into the beauty of Arab heritage and culture through music. Our collaboration with Broken Wings is a testament to our commitment to supporting Qatari artists as well as the arts and culture scene in Qatar. It also reflects sbe’s vision in becoming the leading pioneer in lifestyle hospitality through experiential journeys. We wish Dana Al Fardan and the Broken Wings cast a wonderful and successful debut in Qatar.”
Commenting on the event Dana Al Fardan, musician, composer, songwriter and artist stated: “We are very excited to bring Broken Wings, the first London West End musical to Doha. We hope that everyone enjoyed the performance by the London West End cast at CUT by Wolfgang Puck and that it will inspire the audience and fans in Qatar to learn more about the beautiful story of Broken Wings. We are happy to be collaborating with Mondrian Doha as the ‘Exclusive Hotel Partner’ for our Broken Wings debut in Qatar. The hotel shares an alternative artistic relevance that reflects what Broken Wings is all about, giving a different musical perspective for the world to experience and enjoy.”
Nadim Naaman, co-writer and London West End actor stated: “We are very excited to be here in Doha to debut Broken Wings for the first time. Bringing the musical to Doha is particularly special for us as it represents the fusion between cultures from the East and West. We hope Qatar’s multi-cultural audience will relate to Khalil Gibran’s message of inclusivity, tolerance and acceptance and we also hope they will enjoy what the West End London cast has to offer.”
Mondrian Doha will continue to provide its guests and visitors with an unmatched five-star experience by investing its time and efforts in hosting innovative world-class initiatives in culture, art, fashion and entertainment to bring people together. The Mondrian brand is rapidly growing globally and is set to welcome the opening of new hotels in Mexico, France, Dubai and Hong Kong amongst a few international destinations.
An adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s 1912 autobiographical poetic novel of the same title, ‘Broken Wings’ was first performed in London in August 2018 at Theatre Royal Haymarket to sold-out shows. The musical was also recently performed in Lebanon in July, in connection with the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the prestigious Beiteddine Arts Festival. The West End musical will mark its Doha run from the 7th to 9th November 2019 at Katara Opera House.
Along the years, Dana Al Fardan has gained international recognition for her Arab-influenced contemporary music. Being an iconic Qatari musician and businesswoman, she is now the cultural ambassador of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the official composer of Qatar Airways.