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Right above the title Bombay Dreams, the advertisement reads: Somewhere You've Never Been Before.

The A R Rahman musical that follows the tempestuous journey of a young man who rises from the slums and becomes a Bollywood star is a smash hit in London. The show had opened in June 2002 at Apollo Victoria, one of the finest theatres in the city. It comes to Broadway at a $14 million price tag, nearly double that of the London production originated by composer, libretti and producer Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom Of The Opera, Cats).

Based on an idea by Shekhar Kapur and Lloyd Webber, the show became a big hit, despite mixed reviews from the London critics. The audiences were obviously following the opinion of the London Sunday Express, which has over a million readers, that called the show the 'best British-originated musical since The Phantom Of The Opera [over 15 years older].'

Text: Arthur J Pais
Photos: Paresh Gandhi Design: Rahil Shaikh

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