Bunty Berman Presents...
Set in a failing 1950s 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.Average Rating: based on 1 votes
Show Category: Musical
|Opening:||Apr 10, 2013|
|Closing:||Jun 1, 2013|
Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row
410 West 42nd Street
New York, NY
Between 9th and 10th Ave.
I saw this musical a few days ago and I thought that this show is an appalling travesty of a production that features the murder of a gender non-conforming character as a part of the show's "happy ending," along with rampant cultural appropriation and misrepresentation of Indian heritage. From misattributions of "zen" (which is Japanese) to obsessive references to poverty, disease, and corruption, this show is more minstrel show than musical. The only shame is that so many wonderful actors have been caught up in this travesty of a production.
There's a community response brewing over at BustingBuntyBerman.tumblr.com for those who are equally angered by this shameful piece of theater.
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