Miramax's Weinstein Interested in Bombay Dreams for Broadway

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Miramax honcho Harvey Weinstein hopes to co-produce Bombay Dreams on Broadway next season, the New York Post reports.

Weinstein, who has co-produced both a Broadway hit and a flop — The Producers and Sweet Smell of Success, respectively — attended a preview of the new London musical Bombay Dreams last week and was reportedly enraptured by the show, which features music by Hindi composer A.R. Rahman and lyrics by Sunset Boulevard's Don Black. Andrew Lloyd Webber produced the London version and has already met with Weinstein about co-producing a Broadway mounting.

Featuring a book by novelist-writer-comedian Meera Syal, Bombay Dreams is an original work about the Bombay film industry, otherwise known as Bollywood. Among the West End cast are Stephen Berkley White, Chris Crocker, Ayesha Dharker and Raj Ghatak. London reviews were mixed, although the Daily Mail's Michael Covney wrote, "You can't help being seduced by its energetic charm . . . There can be no doubt that the wonder of the East has worked its charm on the West End."

Bombay Dreams 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.