We are very honoured that the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Egypt to the United Nations have selected Akhenaten the Musical to perform highlights from the musical at their gala night in honour of Egypt’s candidature for a non-permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council for the 2016-2017 term.
The event will take place on October 13th, 2015 at 6PM at the Temple of Dendur in the Metropolitan Museum in front of the United Nations delegations. It will feature 4 songs from Akhenaten The Musical: You are in Egypt, Coronation, Stones of times and O my son performed by Broadway actors N’Kenge (Motown) , Seph Stanek (New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players) and Tony LaPage (Rock of Ages) and will be conducted by Ben Boecker with the participation of the Akhenaten The Musical ensemble: Sarah Caldwell Smith, Laura Sudduth, Anne Fraser Thomas, Diego Ríos, Taso Mikroulis and Bruno Vida.
The gala night will be directed by Hisham Abdel Khalek. Akhenaten the Musical is a new Broadway-bound musical created and directed by Hisham Abdel Khalek, with a Book by Hisham Abdel Khalek and Mohamed Metwally (Lyrics), Music by Hesham Nazih and produced by Olivier Delesse, Hisham Abdel Khalek, Saad Bin Mohammed and N’Kenge Inc.
The musical tells the story of the pharaoh AKHENATEN, his wife NEFERTITI and his son King TUT, and centers on how AKHENATEN challenged the almighty power of the priests of Ancient Egypt by imposing a single god over their many gods.