Tickets are now on sale for the New Group's upcoming Bollywood-themed musical Bunty Berman Presents... Starring Erick Avari and Sorab Wadia, the tuner features a book and lyrics by Ayub Khan Din and music by Khan Din and Paul Bogaev. Helmed by Scott Elliott, the production will begin performances April 12, with an official opening night on May 9. Bunty Berman Presents… is scheduled to play through June 1 at off-Broadway’s Acorn Theatre on Theatre Row.
In addition to Avari as Bunty Berman and Wadia as Raj Dhawan, the cast features Raja Burrows (Academia Nuts) as Chandra Dass, Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812) as Saleem, Sevan Greene (Betrayed) as Nizwar, Lyn Philistine (Gypsy) as Sandra De Souza, Gayton Scott (Gypsy) as Dolly, Lipica Shah (Bumbug the Musical) as Shambervi and Alok Tewari (Through the Yellow Hour) as Shankar Dass. The ensemble includes Katie Chung, Andrew Guilarte, Shoba Narayanan, Debargo Sanyal, Pallavi Sastry.
Set in a failing 1950s Bollywood studio, with songs in the style of Hollywood’s Golden Age, Bunty Berman Presents… tells the story of Bunty Berman, who has long been the toast of Bombay. But now Raj (Wadia), his biggest star and best friend, is beginning to lose his luster. When their new movie bombs, Bunty must navigate through divas, mobsters and ambitious tea-boys to keep his studio alive.