By Adam Hetrick
12 Apr 2013
New Group artistic director Scott Elliott stages the musical that officially opens May 9 for a run through June 1.
Set in a 1950s Bollywood studio and incorporating music inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood, Bunty Berman Presents... has book and lyrics by Din (the playwright of East Is East and Rafta, Rafta...), with music by Din and veteran Broadway conductor-musical director Bogaev (Aida, Les Miserables, Bombay Dreams, "Chicago"). Josh Prince choreographs with musical direction by Boko Suzuki.
The cast features Erick Avari as Bunty Berman, Raja Burrows, Nick Choksi, Katie Chung, Sevan Greene, Andrew Guilarte, Shoba Narayanan, Lyn Philistine, Debargo Sanyal, Pallavi Sastry, Gayton Scott, Lipica Shah, Alok Tewari and Sorab Wadia.
The production has set design by Derek McLane, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by David Lander, sound design by ACME Sound Partners, projection design by Wendall K. Harrington, and orchestrations and arrangements by Bogaev and Suzuki. Bogaev also serves as musical supervisor.
The Acorn Theatre is located at 410 West 42nd Street. For tickets, priced $60, visit telecharge.com or phone (212) 239-6200.