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Ayub Khan Din, Scott Elliot and cast.
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Acorn Theatre, Theatre Row,
410 West 42nd St., (between 9th & 10th Ave), NYC.
The World Premiere of
A New Musical Comedy
BUNTY BERMAN PRESENTS
Book & Lyrics by Ayub Khan Din
Music by Ayub Khan Din & Paul Bogaev
Directed by Scott Elliott
Set in a failing 1950's Bollywood studio, with songs in the sparkling style of Hollywood's Golden Age, Bunty Berman Presents... features book & lyrics by Ayub Khan Din and music by Ayub Khan Din and Paul Bogaev. Movie producer Bunty Berman has long been the toast of Bombay, but now Raj, his biggest star and best friend, is beginning to lose his lustre. When their new movie bombs, Bunty must navigate through divas, mobsters and ambitious tea-boys to keep his studio alive.
The New Group's production Bunty Berman Presents…, is a world premiere musical by Ayub Khan Din (Book, Lyrics, Co-Composer) and Paul Bogaev (Co-Composer), directed by Scott Elliott. This will mark The New Group and Scott Elliott's third collaboration with Mr. Khan Din, following two previous US premieres of his plays: East is East in 1999, a co-production with MTC that sold out at City Center; and then Rafta, Rafta… in 2008, which ran for 3 months at the Acorn Theatre. Both productions received uniformly exceptional reviews and were New York Times' Critics Picks. In addition, Rafta, Rafta…received London's prestigious 2008 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Ayub Khan Din – Book, Lyrics,
Co-Composer Paul Bogaev - Co-Composer
Scott Elliott - Director
Derek McLane - Set Designer
Josh Prince - Choreographer
Peter Kaczorowski – Lights
William Ivey Long – Costumes
Wendall Harrington - Projections
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.