Bombay Dreaming

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Bombay Dreams has become a hit in London, partly by “tapping into London’s thriving Indian community (population: more than 500,000).” Now the show is moving to Broadway, and observers are wondering if it will find an audience. Critics haven’t been enthusiastic about the show, and while there are 200,000 Indians in the New York area, Bollywood style is not familiar to most New Yorkers. “If you don’t know much about Bollywood (and the majority of the audience will not), it can often seem ridiculous.”