The original London cast recording of Bombay Dreams, the new West End musical presented by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will be released in the U.S. by Sony Classical on Aug. 27.
An original work about the Bombay film industry, otherwise known as Bollywood, Bombay Dreams features music by A.R. Rahman, lyrics by Don Black and a book from novelist-writer-comedian Meera Syal. Among the cast are Raza Jaffrey, Preeya Kalidas and Ramon Tikaram.
Bombay Dreams is currently at London's Apollo Theatre. Steven Pimlott, who helmed the revival of Lloyd Webber's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, directs. There has been much talk of its traveling to New York City in 2003. The complete track listing for the CD — available at www.amazon.com.uk or www.dresscircle.co.uk — follows:
"Bombay Sleeps" —By Robert Simonson