Abingdon Theatre Company presents the New York premiere of The Boy Who Danced On Air, a musical love story set in rural Afghanistan. Reprising their roles from the world premiere in San Diego are Troy Iwata and The Band’s Visit’s Jonathan Raviv.
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The Boy Who Danced On Air features music by Tim Rosser and a book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, the winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Awards. Performances began May 15 in the June Havoc Theatre prior to an official opening May 25. Tony Speciale directs.
Rounding out the cast of the Off-Broadway engagement are Osh Ghanimah, Deven Kolluri, and Nikhil Saboo.
The Boy Who Danced On Air follows the chance meeting of Paiman (Iwata) and Feda (Saboo), who spent their childhoods as bacha bazi dancers—a world where wealthy men take in boys from poor families and often abuse them. The show is a musical fable about love, tradition, morality, and the strength of the human spirit.
The June Havoc Theatre is located at 312 West 36th Street, New York. For tickets and more information, visit AbingdonTheatre.org or call (212) 352-3101.