• Highlights:As promised, the first batch of beneficiaries will receive the unique & comprehensive Broadway Health (Insurance) Card on 12th December, 2019 at Tollygunge Club at 3pm

  • Highlights:Calcutta Broadway unveils its unique initiative ‘Broadway Health’ – for junior technicians and artists who help create the magic behind performances

  • Highlights:Renowned Sarodist Pandit Tajendra Narayan Majumdar joins Calcutta Broadway’s Advisory Panel

  • Highlights:Sohag Sen, a 40 year veteran of the Theatre movement joins Calcutta Broadway’s advisory panel

Welcome to

Calcutta Broadway!

Calcutta Broadway aims at broad basing and increasing the appeal of performing arts, in Music, Theatre and Dance for the new generation, by delving into the rich heritage that we have inherited while at the same time encouraging fusion of contemporary themes to reflect mankind’s social, cultural, evolutionary progress in the 21st Century.

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Upcoming Events

  • Handing Over of the unique, comprehensive Health Insurance card on 12th December, 2019 at Yule 150 - The Tollygunge Club Kolkata
  • Relaunch of the famous Biliti Chhara an adoption of English Nursery Rhymes in Bengali, by Late Sukamal Dasgupta in Kolkata International Book Fair, from 29th January - 09th February,2020.
  • Unveiling "Hemantakaal", a musical theatre on the life on legendary musician Hemanta Mukhopadhyay on June 2020
Past Events

Broadway Health

Providing meaningful lives | Gifting wings to talent

It is for the first time in the history of the Performing Arts industry in Bengal and perhaps in India that Calcutta Broadway, as an entrepreneurially driven ‘private’ platform meant to nurture upcoming talent, has innovated a Heath Insurance product in the form of Broadway Health to provide structured and long term support to the people behind the scenes, on whose shoulders lie the burden of a performance’s excellence, be it junior artists, upcoming musicians, technical helpers and many others. Broadway Health would go a long way in providing a meaning to the life of the junior people associated with the Performing Arts industry while gifting them wings to fly!

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Quotes

  • Calcutta Broadway is not only a showcase for Music, Theatre & Dance but also a platform for the selves in the struggling artistes and to look after their material comfort through Broadway Health Card

    Sohini Sengupta

    National Award winning Actor, Director

  • Broadway Health is phenomenal and fantastic initiative … eagerly waiting for Hemantakaal in June, 2020

    Barun Chanda

    Actor

  • Calcutta Broadway is an innovative venture in the field of culture…the focus of Bikram Dasgupta is completely different…the three projects announce reflect his dynamic mind and honest intention

    Jawhar Sircar (IAS)

    Formar Cultural Secretary, Govt. of India

  • Broadway Health card is very interesting and I am sure that lots of people will be benefitted

    Raju Barman

    Partner at Rupa & Co and Joint Secretary of the Publishers and
    Booksellers Guild

  • Salute and hats off to Mr. Bikram Dasgupta… I am really grateful to him for having faith in me as an artiste

    Sagnik Sen

    Singer

  • In the field of performing arts Calcutta Broadway is one very good initiative. It’s like a breath of fresh air for us, because patronage is something we hardly have. I wish Bikram and Calcutta Broadway all the best

    Sohag Sen

    Thespian

  • Today is a fabulous day in the lives of a lot of artistes… Bikram Dasgupta is not only a dreamer but also he has always achieved what he wanted to do… we need more of Bikram Dasguptas in this field… the initiative of doing health insurance is a big step

    Tanusree Shankar

    Danseuse

Live Interview

The need to preserve the rich cultural heritage of India has been the driving force in conceptualising Calcutta Broadway as a secular platform to nurture upcoming talent while providing a frame to help conserve the rich body of knowledge that the nation possesses.

  • Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar

  • Tanusree Shankar

  • Kaushik Sen

  • Sohini Sengupta

  • Snehamay Nag

  • Barun Chanda

  • Jawhar Sircar

  • Raju Barman

  • Sagnik Sen

  • Sohag Sen

  • Tanusree Shankar

  • Shankar Kar

Light Is Eternal

Interested artists can upload samples of their work for evaluation and to help participate in the Calcutta Broadway movement.

Theatre

Group theatre refers to a tradition in theatres which developed in the 1940s as an alternative to entertainment-oriented theatres. According to Smt.Jolly Guha Roy, Director, Bikramgarh Maru Behag group theatre, Group Theatre is “a theatre that is not professional or commercial”, characterized by its tendency for experimentation in theme, content and production, and its aim of using the proscenium stage to highlight social messages, rather than having primarily making-money objectives”.

Interested artists can upload samples of their work for evaluation and to help participate in the Calcutta Broadway movement.

Dance

Contemporary dance in India encompasses a wide range of dance activities currently performed in India. It includes choreography for Indian cinema, modern Indian ballet and experiments with existing classical and folk forms of dance by various artists. Uday Shankar and Shobana Jeyasingh have led modern Indian ballet which combined classical Indian dance and music with Western stage techniques. Their productions have included themes related to Shiva-Parvati, Lanka Dahan, Panchatantra, Ramayana among others.

Interested artists can upload samples of their work for evaluation and to help participate in the Calcutta Broadway movement.

Our YouTube Channel

Interested artists can submit videos and be a part
of our channel.

  • Ei Meghla Dine Ekla - Calcutta Broadway

  • Ke Prothom Kachhe Esechhi - Calcutta Broadway

  • Ei To Hethay Kunjo Chhayay - Calcutta Broadway

  • Aami Cheye Cheye Dekhi Saradin - Calcutta Broadway

Children’s Rhymes

In the early 60’s, Sukamal Dasgupta, an eminent children’s literary author, penned the Biliti Chhara (Bengali Translations for English Rhymes) series. The project which started off as an exercise to expose his two growing sons to popular English rhymes by translating them into easy to follow rhythmic Bengali rhymes while retaining the purity and message of the original, soon grew into a two part series which went on to become a massively popular children’s read across Bengal. The series was equally popular among the Bengali community the world over as it allowed their kids to learn the language through characters already known to them. Biliti Chhara was the first masterpiece of this literary genius.

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Calcutta Broadway seeks to preserve, leveraging the latest digital technologies the rich and varied body of knowledge – one that has been handed down using the age old ‘gurushishya parampara’ (system of passing knowledge in an intimately hands-on form by the teacher to their chosen pupils) practiced for centuries in the country.

  • Mr. Bikram Dasgupta

  • Shri Jawhar Sircar

  • Shri Kaushik Sen

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Calcutta Broadway is a unique, entrepreneurially driven platform, designed to promote the rich Indian heritage in Fine Arts with specific focus on Music, Theatre and Dance. A movement such as Calcutta Broadway can only thrive and grow with the active participation of people and groups; both who are creatively endowed and those who avidly follow the art forms.

We look forward to hearing from you; whether you are a budding artist or a group or a lover of the arts. You can write to us on a wide variety of topics be it promotion of budding talent, talent recognition, sponsorships, scholarships, bestowing awards, conducting or participating in workshops, archiving legacy records or knowledge or on any other topic related to either one or all of the arts forms vis-a-vis Music, Theatre and Dance.

We look forward to hearing from you and would get back to you at the earliest.

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