I read a blog post by Ayad Akhtar, and 40 months later I am opening his play. All because of a single blog post, like this one. Here's how it all went down.
Raoul Bhaneja is an actor, musician, producer and writer. He is currently starring in and producing Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar at The Panasonic Theatre as part of the Off Mirvish Theatre season and is completing filming Miss Sloane opposite Jessica Chastain. Long time leader of Raoul and The Big Time, a Toronto blues band that has performed across Canada and abroad, his most recent release "Hollywood Blvd" was nominated for five Maple Blues Awards including "Recording/Producer of The Year". He spent the last sixteen months touring his musical "Life, Death and The Blues" across Canada with Juno award winner Divine Brown. He is currently developing a one hour series called Club Aladdin with Semi Chellas (Mad Men) set on Yonge Street in 1959 about an immigrant family that transform their failing family restaurant into a nightclub. Raoul is a National Theatre School graduate and Gemini, Dora and Canadian Comedy Award nominee.