Musical (2002)

Musique: A.R. Rahman
Paroles: Don Black
Livret: Meera Syal • Thomas Meehan
Production à la création:

A love story set against the backdrop of Bollywood, the Indian movie industry in Bombay. Priya is the daughter of a wealthy Bollywood film director who falls in love with poor man Akaash.

The story centers around Akaash, a young man from the slums of Bombay who dreams of becoming the next big star in Bollywood. Fate steps in when a rich pro-bono lawyer and his fiancée, an aspiring documentary filmmaker, arrive to prevent the demolition of Akaash's slum. Akaash quickly falls in love with the lawyer's fiancée, Priya, who happens to be the daughter of a famous Bollywood director, and the ticket to the top that Akaash needs. Complications arise as Akaash faces the reality of show business, fame, his love for Priya, and his obligations to his family, friends, and his Paradise slum.

The plot includes frequent reference to the change of name from Bombay to Mumbai of the titular city and references the identity issues that this raises.

Un musical produit par Andrew Lloyd Webber

1 Bombay Dreams peut-être considéré comme un musical ethnique. L'ethnie abordée est: Indien.

01.Bombay Awakes
02.Bombay Dreams
03. Like An Eagle
04. Love's Never Easy (Reworked version, Original: Ishq Bina - Taal)
05. Don't Release Me
06. Happy Endings (Reworked version, Original: Rangeela Re - Rangeela)
07. Ooh La La (Reworked version, Original: Ooh La La La - Minsara Kanavu)
08. Shakalaka Baby (Reworked version, Original: Shakalaka Baby - Mudhalvan)
09. Are You Sure You Want To Be Famous? (Refined version, From: Sona Nahi Na Sahi - One 2 Ka 4)
10. I Could Live Here
11. Only Love
12. Chaiyya Chaiyya (Reworked version, Original: Chhaiyan Chhaiyan - Dil Se)
13. How Many Stars
14. Salaam Bombay
15. Closer Than Ever (Reworked version, Inspired from: Nahin Saamne - Taal)
16. Ganesh
17. The Journey Home
18. Wedding Qawwali
19. Bombay Sleeps

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Version 1

Bombay Dreams (2002-06-Apollo Victoria-London)

Type de série: Original
Théâtre: Apollo Victoria Theatre (Londres - Angleterre)
Durée : 1 an 12 mois
Nombre : 829 représentations
Première Preview : 31 May 2002
Première: 19 June 2002
Dernière: 13 June 2004
Mise en scène : Steven Pimlott
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast • Farah Khan
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Avec: Avec: Stephen Rahman-Hughes (Akaash), Zehra Naqvi (Priya), Ravin J Ganatra (Madan), Munir Khairdin (Vikram), Royce Ullah (JK), Raj Ghatak (Sweetie), Sophiya Haque (Rani), Nila Aalia (Kitty)
Commentaires : The West End production ran for two years, undergoing some re-writing and changes during the course of its run. A heavily re-written version, with book additions by Thomas Meehan opened on Broadway in April 2004 and ran for eight months (284 performances). The New York version used the same British production team, though many songs were cut and several new ones added to the score.
Presse : DARREN DALGLISH says, "A big disappointment as I expected more humour and more Bollywood energy, instead we have a musical that fails to hit the high notes."

RHODA KOENIG for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Gooey Bombay mix that fails to fulfil its promise."

MICHAEL COVENEY for THE DAILY MAIL says, "A real Bombay dazzler ."

RICHARD MORRISON for THE TIMES says, "To turn this mishmash into a hot ticket is going to take more than a spoonful of curry powder."

NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD "It's a bold, inventive shot at something new that misses the target. "

CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "Though there is much to admire in Bombay Dreams - notably Rahman's wonderfully fresh, exciting and sometimes yearningly romantic score...there is much more that disappoints."

ALASTAIR MACAULAY for THE FINANCIAL TIMES says, " Pimlott brings off some non-narrative musical passages beautifully."

MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "...clumsy, over-plotted book." And goes on to say, "The acting honours are stolen by .... Raad Rawi as the white-coated Mafia boss and Shelley King as an astringent gossip colum nist."

JOHN PETER for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, "Bombay Dreams is a spectacular tribute to Bollywood, though it can't escape that genre's limitations."

Version 2

Bombay Dreams (2004-04-Broadway Theatre-Broadway)

Type de série: Original Broadway
Théâtre: Broadway Theatre (Broadway - Etats-Unis)
Durée : 8 mois 1 semaine
Nombre : 30 previews - 284 représentations
Première Preview : 29 March 2004
Première: 29 April 2004
Dernière: 01 January 2005
Mise en scène : Steven Pimlott
Chorégraphie : Anthony Van Laast • Farah Khan
Producteur :
Star(s) :
Commentaires longs: Avec: Anisha Nagarajan (Priya), Manu Narayan (Akaash), Ayesha Dharker (Rani), Sriram Ganesan (Sweetie)

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