MusicalOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 29, 2004
Closing Date
Jan 01, 2005
1st Preview
Mar 29, 2004
1st Preview
Mar 29, 2004
Previews
30
Performances
284
MusicalOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadway Theatre
(Apr 29, 2004 - Jan 01, 2005)

Setting
Paradise Slum; Shanti & Akaash's home; Miss India Pag.; "Diamond in the Rough" set; Akaash's new apt.; Indian Film Awards; Akaash's mansion; "Bombay Dreams" set; Taj Royale Beach Hotel; Juhu Beach.

Originally produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Original London prod. opened at Apollo Victoria Theatre on June 19, 2002 and was produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Music by A.R. Rahman; Lyrics by Don Black; Book by Meera Syal and Thomas Meehan; Based on an idea by Shekhar Kapur and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Director: James Abbott; Dance arrangements by James Abbott; Original Additional Music Arrangements: Christopher Nightingale; Music orchestrated by Paul Bogaev; Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Paul Bogaev; Punjabi lyric on "Wedding Qawali" by Sukwinder Singh; Hindi lyric on "Chaiyya Chaiyya" by Gulzar; Additional Music and Lyrics on "Shakalaka Baby" by Marius de Vries; Additional lyrics by David Yazbek
Directed by Steven Pimlott; Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan; Associate Director: Thomas Caruso and Lucy Skilbeck; Associate Choreographer: Lisa Stevens and Nichola Treherne; Assistant to Farah Khan: Geeta Kapur
Scenic Design by Mark Thompson; Costume Design by Mark Thompson; Lighting Design by Hugh Vanstone; Sound Design by Mick Potter; Make-Up Design by Bruce Dean and MAC Cosmetics; Makeup Supervisor: Angelina Avallone; Associate Scenic Design: Nancy Thun; Associate Costume Design: Irene Bohan and Nancy Palmatier; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Associate Sound Design: John Gibson; Assistant Scenic Design: Rachel Nemec and Luke Cantarella; Assistant to the Costume Designer: Jennifer Halpern and Trent Armstrong; Assistant Lighting Design: John Viesta; Moving Light Programmer: Andrew Voller; Assistant Sound Design: Jeremy Lee
General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: Susan Bell; Executive Producer: WaxWill Theatrical Division; Associate Co. Mgr: Ellen Szorady
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Bonnie L. Becker; First Assistant Stage Manager: J. Philip Bassett; Second Assistant Stage Manager: Charles Underhill; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Colleen Houlehen, John Kontogiannis and Jacob Cook
Musical Supervisor: Paul Bogaev; Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by James Abbott; Associate Conductor: Dan Riddle; Concert Master: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Violin: Sean Carney, Nina Evtuhov, Pauline Kim and Ming Yeh; Viola: Liuh-Wen Ting and Arthur Dibble; Cello: Ted Mook and Roger Shell; Flute: Anders Bostrom; Oboe/English Horn: Charles Pillow; Drums: Raymond Grappone; Bass: Randy Landau; Keyboard: Adam Ben-David, Dan Riddle and Ann Gerschefski; Onstage Percussion: Deep Singh and David Sharma; Synthesizer Programmer: Phil Adams and Andrew Barrett
Dance Captain: Lisa Stevens; Fight Captain: Rommy Sandhu; Fight direction by J. Steven White; Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations; Casting: Tara Rubin Casting; Marketing: Margery Singer Company; Sponsorship: Rhino Enterprises; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Photo Illustration: Dan Couto; Diction Coach: Ariane Brandt; Production Assistant: Chad Lewis and Kelly Stillwell
Anisha Nagarajan
Broadway debut
Priya
Manu Narayan
Broadway debut
Akaash
Sriram Ganesan
Broadway debut
Sweetie
Tanvir Gopal
Broadway debut
Munna
Alternate
Vikram
Neil Jay Shastri
Broadway debut
Munna
Alternate
Ensemble
 
Shaheen
 
Ram
Aaron J. Albano
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Céline Alwyn
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Movie Shanti
Shane Bland
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Hard Hat
 
Policeman
 
Wedding Qawali Singer
Wendy Calio
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
Krystal Kiran Garib
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Hard Hat
Ian Jutsun
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Wedding Qawali Singer
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Salim
Ron Nahass
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Eunuch
Ensemble
Zahf Paroo
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Pageant Announcer
 
Policeman
 
Movie Akaash
 
Wedding Qawali Singer
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Eunuch
Kafi Pierre
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Kitty DaSouza
Ensemble
 
Eunuch
 
Movie Sweetie
Kirk Torigoe
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Eunuch
Understudies: Jolly Abraham (Rani), Mueen Jahan Ahmad (Madan), Aaron J. Albano (Akaash), Anjali Bhimani (Rani, Shanti), Shane Bland (Sweetie), Gabriel Burrafato (Vikram), Sheetal Gandhi (Priya), Krystal Kiran Garib (Priya), Tanvir Gopal (Munna), Suresh John (Madan), Ian Jutsun (Madan), Michelle Nigalan (Priya), Zahf Paroo (Akaash, Vikram), Danny Pathan (Akaash), Sarah Ripard (Rani, Shanti), Darryl Semira (Sweetie) and Neil Jay Shastri (Munna)

Broadway Theatre (Apr 29, 2004 - Jan 01, 2005)

Associate Co. Mgr: Adam Miller (circa. Oct 2004 - ?)

Cast

Shanti
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
Rani
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
Priya
Nov 09, 2004 - Jan 01, 2005
Mumtinaz
Hard Hat
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
 
Policeman
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
 
Chaiyya Chaiyya Soloist
 
Wedding Qawali Singer
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
 
Ensemble
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
Policeman
 
Movie Akaash
 
Wedding Qawali Singer
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
 
Movie Shanti
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
Lament Singer
 
Wedding Qawali Singer
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
Ensemble
circa. Oct 2004 - ?
Understudies: Sean MacLaughlin (Vikram) and Natasha Tabandera (Priya)
music by A.R. Rahman; lyrics by Don Black
Act 1
Sung By
Salaa'm Bombay
Akaash, Sweetie and Ensemble
Bollywood
Akaash and Ensemble
Love's Never Easy
Sweetie, Priya and Ensemble
Lovely, Lovely, Ladies
Rani and Ensemble
Bhangra
Akaash, Rani and Ensemble
Shakalaka Baby
Rani, Akaash and Ensemble
I Could Live Here
Akaash
Is This Love?
Priya
Famous
Madan, Rani, Akaash and Guests
Love's Never Easy (Reprise)
Priya and Sweetie
Act 2
Sung By
Chaiyya Chaiyya
Akaash, Rani and Ensemble
How Many Stars?
Akaash and Priya
Salaa'm Bombay (Reprise)
Rani and Ensemble
Hero
Sweetie and Priya
Ganesh Procession
The Company
The Journey Home
Akaash
Wedding Qawali
The Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Costume Design

2004 Nominee
Costume Design by Mark Thompson
 

Best Choreography

2004 Nominee
Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan
 

Best Orchestrations

2004 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Paul Bogaev

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Choreography

2004 Nominee
Choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

2004 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Paul Bogaev
 

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

2004 Nominee
Scenic Design by Mark Thompson
 

Outstanding Costume Design

2004 Nominee
Costume Design by Mark Thompson
Season:
Week Ending Gross % Gross Pot. Attendance % Capacity # Previews # Perf.
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