Bombay Dreams to Close on January 1
With music by A R Rahman and lyrics by Don Black, Bombay Dreams had its world premiere at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on June 19, 2002. The Broadway version, directed by Steven Pimlott and choreographed by Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan, has a book by Meera Syal and Thomas Meehan. Based on an idea by Shekhar Kapur and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Bombay Dreams tells the story of a handsome young slum-dweller and his dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie star.
"We are so proud of the production of Bombay Dreams that has played on Broadway and all those who have been involved with it," said Elizabeth Williams, one of the show's producers. "We look forward to bringing the production to theatergoers around the country with a national tour that will begin during the 2005-2006 season." The Broadway cast is currently led by American Idol star Tamyra Gray as Priya, Manu Narayan as Akaash, Anjali Bhimani as Rani, Yolande Bavan as Shanti, Sriram Ganesan as Sweetie, Marvin L. Ishmael as Madan, and Deep Katdare as Vikram. Bombay Dreams features scenic and costume design by Mark Thompson, lighting by Hugh Vanstone, and sound design by Mick Potter.