Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema, created by MELA Productions in association with Aaditaal Music Project, attracted over 4,000 patrons for its premiere at Lincoln Center “Out of Doors” series in the summer of 2017. The show now comes to the New Jersey Performing Arts Center for two performances only on February 24th.
Bollywood Boulevard invites Bollywood enthusiasts to experience the artistry of India’s biggest movie industry featuring 14 dancers, 9 musicians, digital backdrops and short films. Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema – a spectacular fusion of live music, dance and multimedia imagery that celebrates Hindi movies, from black-and-white classics and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era to the colorful, foot-tapping blockbusters of today. Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and A.R. Rahman, the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra and the lush romance personified by big-screen actors like Raj Kapoor and directors like Yash Raj Chopra, this is Bollywood as you’ve never experienced it before. The cast of this exuberant stage show will transform NJPAC into India’s grand palaces, mountain vistas, and sweeping mustard fields, capturing the spirit of films that have captivated billions.
Bollywood Boulevard invites lifelong fans and novices alike to fall in love with the vibrancy, sweeping emotions, and heart-pounding beats that continue to inspire the world’s largest entertainment industry.
While the performance cast hails from the Tristate, the project itself is an international collaboration between creatives based in the U.S. and India. The concept was conceived by Heena Patel of MELA Productions and created in partnership with Rushi Vakil of Aaditaal Music Project.
“Every person involved is an ardent fan of Hindi cinema and their passion could be seen in each aspect of the show,” says India-based executive producer, creator, and music director Rushi Vakil.
“The premiere was more than what we could have imagined. It truly was an evening of pure love, joy, and beauty, and to see the show so thoroughly enjoyed made all the hardwork of the last 8 months worth it, and now we are beyond excited to bring this to NJPAC” says U.S.-based executive producer and creator, Heena Patel.
Tickets on sale now, range from $35 – $55 and are available on Ticket Master.
For more information on Bollywood Boulevard, please visit: http://www.njpac.org/events/detail/bollywood-boulevard