As Bombay Dreams opened in New York this summer, another Indian-American made it to the glitter and glory of Broadway. Rommy Sandhu of San Jose, Calif. not only landed an important part in the A.R. Rahman musical, but also received the coveted Gypsy Robe at the grand opening of the show.

The presentation of the Gypsy Robe is a historic, theatrical ritual that began on Broadway over 50 years ago. According to the Actors’ Equity Association, the robe is now presented to the “gypsy” who has done the most Broadway musicals on a chorus contract. Along the way, the robe is decorated, painted, patched, stitched, and signed by everyone in the show, becoming a fanciful patchwork for an entire Broadway season.

Sandhu received his training in California. Some of his other theatrical credits include performances in the Broadway and National Touring companies of On The Town, The Life, A Christmas Carol, and Carousel.

Who said Indian-Americans were all doctors and engineers?


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