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Bombay Dreams   

Broadway Theatre, (4/29/2004 - 1/01/2005)
First Preview: Mar 29, 2004 Total Previews: 30
Opening Date: Apr 29, 2004    
Closing Date: Jan 01, 2005 Total Performances: 284

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
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.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Waxman / Williams Entertainment and TGA Entertainment, Ltd.; Produced in association with Denise Rich, Ralph Williams, Scott Prisand, Danny Seraphine, Harold Thau, Max Cooper, AD Prods and Independent Presenters Network; Associate Producer: Sudhir Vaishnav, Alexander Fraser, Ken Denison and The Entertainment Partnership
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; Original Additional Music Arrangements: Christopher Nightingale; Dance arrangements by James Abbott; 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
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
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; 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; Synthesizer Programmer: Phij Adams and Andrew Barrett; Keyboard: Dan Riddle, Adam Ben-David and Ann Gerschefski; Onstage Percussion: David Sharma and Deep Singh; Drums: Raymond Grappone; Oboe/English Horn: Charles Pillow; Cello: Roger Shell and Ted Mook; Viola: Liuh-Wen Ting and Arthur Dibble; Concert Master: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Bass: Randy Landau; Flute: Anders Bostrom; Violin: Ming Yeh, Pauline Kim, Nina Evtuhov and Sean Carney
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; Diction Coach: Ariane Brandt
Cast
Anisha Nagarajan
Broadway debut
Priya
Manu Narayan
Broadway debut
Akaash
Ayesha Dharker
Rani
Sriram Ganesan
Broadway debut
Sweetie
Tanvir Gopal
Broadway debut
Munna
Alternate
Marvin L. Ishmael
Madan
Madhur Jaffrey
Shanti
Deep Katdare
Vikram
Neil Jay Shastri
Broadway debut
Munna
Alternate
Jolly Abraham
Ensemble
Shaheen
Mueen Jahan Ahmad
Ensemble
Ram
Aaron J. Albano
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Céline Alwyn
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Anjali Bhimani
Ensemble
Movie Shanti
Shane Bland
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Gabriel Burrafato
Ensemble
Hard Hat
Policeman
Wedding Qawali Singer
Wendy Calio
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Tiffany Michelle Cooper
Ensemble
Sheetal Gandhi
Ensemble
Krystal Kiran Garib
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Tania Marie Hakkim
Ensemble
Dell Howlett
Ensemble
Suresh John
Ensemble
Hard Hat
Ian Jutsun
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Wedding Qawali Singer
Miriam Laube
Ensemble
Aalok Mehta
Ensemble
Salim
Ron Nahass
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Eunuch
Michelle Nigalan
Ensemble
Zahf Paroo
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Pageant Announcer
Policeman
Movie Akaash
Wedding Qawali Singer
Danny Pathan
Ensemble
Bobby Pestka
Ensemble
Eunuch
Kafi Pierre
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Sarah Ripard
Ensemble
Kitty DaSouza
Darryl Semira
Ensemble
Eunuch
Movie Sweetie
Kirk Torigoe
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Eunuch
Swings: Rommy Sandhu, Lisa Stevens, J.R. Whittington and Nicole Winhoffer
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)
Tony Award®
2004 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Mark Thompson
2004 Best Choreography [nominee]
Anthony Van Laast
2004 Best Choreography [nominee]
Farah Khan
2004 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Paul Bogaev
Drama Desk Award
2004 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Anthony Van Laast
2004 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Farah Khan
2004 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
Paul Bogaev
2004 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee]
Scenic Design by Mark Thompson
2004 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Mark Thompson
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