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Bombay Dreams closes on Broadway
Bombay Dreams
Bombay Dreams took more than 10m in the West End
Musical Bombay Dreams is to close on Broadway, New York, eight months after opening, following poor ticket sales.

The musical opened to negative reviews in April and has been playing at half-full capacity in the Broadway Theatre.

Written by AR Rahman and Don Black, the original London show was produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

"We look forward to bringing the production to theatre-goers around the country with a national tour" said US producer Elizabeth Williams.

'Blandness'

The musical, which tells the story of a handsome yet poor young man who dreams of becoming a Bollywood movie star, will shut its doors on 1 January.

When it opened The New York Times called it an "expensive model of blandness".

The show was the first musical set in India to be performed on Broadway and stars Tamyra Gray from US talent show American Idol.

It cost $14m to stage, one of the most expensive productions in Broadway history.

It has also been hit by a general slump in ticket sales on Broadway this year.

The musical closed in London in June this year for a revamp two years after it opened and after more than 1.5 million theatre-goers had seen the production.





SEE ALSO:
Bombay Dreams breaks 10m
10 Dec 02 |  Entertainment
Bombay Dreams to close for revamp
24 Mar 04 |  Entertainment


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