Broadway's Bombay Dreams Schedules Open Casting Call in N.Y. and L.A.

News   Broadway's Bombay Dreams Schedules Open Casting Call in N.Y. and L.A. Open chorus calls for the upcoming Broadway production of Bombay Dreams will be held in New York and Los Angeles this month.

The musical, which will arrive in spring 2004 at the Broadway Theatre, is seeking male and female dancers who sing well. The New York casting session — open to Equity and non-Equity (time permitting) performers — will be held July 18 at City Center, 130 West 56th Street, on the fourth floor. Auditions for female dancers begin at 10 AM, male dancers at 2 PM. The Los Angeles session is scheduled for July 25 at Madilyn Clark Studios, 10852 Burbank Boulevard in North Hollywood. Again, female dancers will audition at 10 AM, male dancers at 2 PM.

Because the musical is set in Bombay, the producers are seeking artists of South-Asian descent. The casting call requests auditioners to bring sheet music for a contemporary musical theatre song as well as a headshot and resume. Those attending the sessions should "be warmed up and ready to dance at the time of the call."

Bombay Dreams will begin previews March 29, 2004, at the Broadway Theatre with an official opening set for April 29. Produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the musical is a love story set against the backdrop of the Bombay film industry and features music by Hindi composer A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Sunset Boulevard's Don Black.

Tony-winning book writer Thomas (The Producers, Hairspray) Meehan is collaborating with Meera Syal on a new book for the Broadway version of Bombay Dreams. Direction will be by Steven Pimlott (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat) and choreography by Anthony Van Laast and Farah Khan. The production is designed by Mark Thompson with lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Mick Potter.

Bombay Dreams currently plays London's Apollo Victoria Theatre at 17 Wilton Road. Tickets are available by calling the theatre's box office at 011 44 20 7416 6055. For more information about the musical or the casting call, visit www.bombaydreamstheshow.co.uk.