Yash Raj Movies Celebrates Multiculturalism With DDLJ Musical
Aditya Chopra’s U.S. stage musical reimagining of his immensely well-liked 1995 Bollywood movie “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge,” generally abbreviated to DDLJ, addresses the necessity for cultural unification in a divisive world.
Produced by main Indian studio Yash Raj Films, “Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical” goals to be a celebration of inclusivity and variety in a world that’s getting polarized, by exploring how love can unify folks and cultures and break down all limitations. It tells the story of Simran, a younger Indian-American lady whose future is about — an organized marriage again in India to a household good friend. However when she convinces her strict father that she ought to spend a summer season of freedom and enjoyable in Europe, she falls for the charming Rog, and her plans exit the window.
Chopra directs a solid of 30, which incorporates Shoba Narayan (Disney’s “Aladdin” as Princess Jasmine on Broadway) as Simran and Austin Colby (North American tour of Disney’s “Frozen the Musical” as Hans, Off-Broadway’s “Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio”) as Rog Mandel.
Austin mentioned: “After watching ‘DDLJ,’ I used to be full of pleasure, peering by a window into the wealthy world of Indian tradition. It’s overwhelming to totally course of ‘DDLJ’s influence on each Indian and world audiences, touching hearts and altering lives. What an honor for me to be part of bringing ‘Come Fall In Love’ to the American theater viewers and entrusted with this accountability by the unique director, Aditya Chopra. Listening to him speak about his imaginative and prescient for this musical is inspiring and one thing I really imagine in.”
“That being mentioned, I’m conscious what my involvement on this manufacturing means to many individuals and I fully perceive its influence. I’m not the Raj that Shah Rukh Khan made us fall in love with, nor will I ever fake to be. I’m excited to fulfil the artistic workforce’s imaginative and prescient for this function and I really imagine within the story and the way we’re telling it. I hope audiences will belief Adi and the workforce’s unique imaginative and prescient for ‘Come Fall In Love’ coming to Broadway and love this piece as a lot as we do,” Austin added.
Narayan mentioned: ” ‘Come Fall in Love’ tells a wonderful story of uniting folks from completely different walks of life. Given the poisonous narrative of division that has been operating in our world at present, ‘Come Fall in Love’ is a heartfelt and related present that explores the significance of inclusivity and studying a few world past our personal. As I go searching our rehearsal room, I see members of each division, from East to West, pouring their full selves into this piece, and striving to authentically characterize the world we’re portraying. It was solely a matter of time earlier than Broadway and Bollywood discovered one another and I’m over the moon to be main this distinctive manufacturing.”
The present options ebook and lyrics by Laurence Oliver Award-winner Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”) and choreography by Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (“Frozen,” “Completely Trendy Millie”) and affiliate choreographer Shruti Service provider. The set design is by Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (“Moulin Rouge!”).
The projection design is by Akhila Krishhnan (Nationwide Theatre’s “Our Technology”), music supervision, orchestrations and preparations by David Holcenberg (“Matilda The Musical”), music path by Ted Arthur (Broadway’s “Diana”), costume design by Tony Award-winner Linda Cho (“A Gents’s Information to Love and Homicide”), lighting design by five-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Wiedeman (“Pricey Evan Hansen”) and sound design by Tony Award-winner Jessica Paz (“Hadestown”).
Main Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani and Sheykhar Ravjiani function composers. “Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical” will play on the Previous Globe theater in San Diego on Sept. 1- Oct. 16 and transfer to Broadway after that.
Dadlani and Ravjiani mentioned: “It’s a true collaboration of two worlds, of two cultures, as equals. We’re celebrating love, inclusivity and equality by each second of this present, and we all know that everybody who watches it can really feel that manner too. There are 18 unique, model new English songs together with our private favorite ‘Love in Each Shade’ that’s consultant of the world that we aspire to stay in, a world that celebrates variety unabashedly. We hope to unfold love and pleasure by our present, and to the touch the hearts of everybody who loves a really joyous Broadway musical.”
Chopra added: “I can’t look ahead to audiences to see ‘Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical’ at The Previous Globe with this superb solid. I’m thrilled to be making not solely my stage debut, however my American debut. ‘Come Fall in Love’ with all new English songs by Indian composers Vishal and Sheykhar has allowed me to revisit my unique imaginative and prescient for ‘DDLJ’ — and share with audiences this love story between an American man and an Indian lady. ‘Come Fall in Love’ is actually an growth of the success story of ‘DDLJ.’ Any lover of the movie will rediscover its magnificence and the English-speaking world will fall in love with Rog, Simran and India. Bollywood and Broadway will meet for an thrilling theatrical expertise.”