International Hit The Merchants of Bollywood Music/Dance Extravaganza Premieres in the U.S.
* Additional fees apply.
All offers for World Media Group Presents The Merchants of Bollywood have expired.
The last date listed for World Media Group Presents The Merchants of Bollywood was Friday October 1, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Auditorium Theatre :
- Full Price:
- Our Price:
Israeli world music group The Idan Raichel Project has changed the face of popular music in its native country. This colorful blend of world cultures is a vibrant example of what modern Israeli society has become, and as a result, is wildly popular there. An enchanting blend of African, Latin American, Caribbean, and Middle Eastern sounds, The Idan Raichel project is the result of Raichel's experiences with the many immigrant cultures that live within Israel. It's a fascinating glimpse into a new, multi-ethnic Israel and the music world has responded. The Idan Raichel Project has exploded into popularity in Israel and their first record has created buzz worldwide, attracting praise from the music industry's movers and shakers. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
“Their energy is electrifying…it’s high-octane pleasure!” —_The Times (London)
“_The Merchants of Bollywood has dazzle, shimmer and sparkle…it’s slick and sexy.” —The London Metro
The dancers’ energy, with bangles, beads and swirling colorful costumes, is electrifying in a frenetic flow of onstage activity to excite the senses with lavish, bold musical production numbers that feature all the smash hit songs from the biggest Bollywood blockbusters throughout its cinematic history. The Merchants of Bollywood will reveal to North American audiences how cinema resides in the heart and soul of Indian society in an extraordinary evening of music and dance at the heart of which lies a heartfelt story of a young girl, her grandfather and their love of dance.
Written and directed by Toby Gough, The Merchants of Bollywood is loosely based on the real-life story of the Merchant family dynasty, whose members have been prominent choreographers and filmmakers since the beginning of the Hindi film industry in the 1920s. The production features choreography by the internationally renowned Vaibhavi Merchant, who is regarded as Bollywood’s top choreographer today, and is set to music by Salim-Sulaiman. The cast is led by Carol Furtado (Ayesha), Dipender Singh (Uday) and Arif Sakaria (Shantilal).
The Merchants of Bollywood has been seen by more than two million people worldwide. This original production was developed in Mumbai, India, with 50 performers, 500 lavish costumes and 3,000 pieces of glittering jewelry. The show enjoyed a sold-out run in London.