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The Boy Who Danced on Air Original Cast Recording Announced

Tony Speciale directed the Abingdon Theater Company production off-Broadway.

A scene from The Boy Who Danced on Air at Abingdon Theater Company.
(© Maria Baranova)

Broadway Records has announced that an original cast recording of The Boy Who Danced on Air will be released digitally and in stores on September 21. The album is currently available for preorder at and

The Boy Who Danced on Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys' chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality and the strength of the human spirit.

The musical is written by Tim Rosser (music and orchestrations) and Charlie Sohne (book and lyrics). The Abingdon Theater Company production was directed by Tony Speciale, and music direction by David Gardos. The cast includes Osh Ghanimah, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri, Jonathan Raviv, Nikhil Saboo, and Shiv Pai. The album features a bonus track by four-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie.