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Theatre: "Zohreh & Manouchehr", a musical comedy

Presented by Butterfly Buzz

Special theatrical collaboration featuring Paris-based theater actors Azizollah Bahadori and Sadreddin Zahed, reunited on stage with Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam and KamyR

The Broad Stage, Santa Monica, July 15, 16 & 17

Los Angeles, CA - June 20, 2011 -Legendary, Paris-based actors Azizollah Bahadori and Sadreddin Zahed, together with renowned theater/dance artist,Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam and Persian music sensation, KamyR, will collaborate during a three-day theatrical and musical engagement, titled "Zohreh & Manouchehr" on July 15, 16, and 17, 2011 at the world-class Eli and Edythe Broad Stage, located at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Produced by Butterfly Buzz, this presentation of "Zohreh & Manouchehr" stars Azizollah Bahadori (as "Ravi" or "Storyteller,") Sadreddin Zahed (as "Manouchehr,") and Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam (as "Zohreh,") traveling from Paris for this special engagement. Performed in Persian, "Zohreh & Manouchehr" is a musical comedy directed by Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam.

"Zohreh & Manouchehr" a musical comedy feautring Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam & KamyR

Recording artist, KamyR, serves as the play's musical director as he had previously done in several critically acclaimed Paris and New York-based performances of "Zohreh & Manouchehr". This engagement marks the first time this ensemble will perform together on the West Coast.

"Excitement is in the air in anticipation of this special three-day musical at the Broad Stage this summer," said Bita Milanian, founder and president of Butterfly Buzz. "Not only is it a joy to present the timeless tale of Zohreh & Manouchehr, but it is truly a rare treat to assemble four generations of uniquely gifted Iranian performers, each a bright star, to stage a play together. Butterfly Buzz is honored and privileged to present a show of this caliber with these remarkable artists in Los Angeles for the first time ever".

The shows on July 15, 16, and 17 will be presented in two parts. Part one will open with a premiere musical performance by KamyR, showcasing never-performed compilations of his signature fusion of Rhythm & Blues with traditional Middle Eastern influences. The program continues with the much-anticipated feature presentation of "Zohreh & Manouchehr".

Iraj Mirza The musical is based on the "Story of Zohreh and Manouchehr" by well-known early 20th c Iranian poet and satirist Iraj Mirza, who based the poem on William Shakespeare's "Venus and Adonis".

Don't miss this special theatrical and musical collaboration, kicking off on Friday, July 15 at 8pm; with encore performances on Saturday, July 16 at 8pm and Sunday, July 17 at 7pm. Tickets are available for purchase starting at $45.


For more information, please visit

From East to West - 06.10.2011

Simaye Ashena - 06.12.2011

The program is presented in two parts:

PART 1 - A special musical performance by KamyR

PART 2 - Zohreh and Manouchehr, a musical comedy - performed in Persian

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