Yash Raj Films introduced these days that it will convey its maximum famous film, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ as it’s miles referred to as during India) to the level within the 2022-23 Broadway season as the brand new musical Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical.
Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical will play a World Premiere at The Old Globe Theatre in San Diego with an opening night in September 2022.
The film DDLJ premiered in 1995 and is the longest going for walks movie of Indian cinema which remains running in theatres.
Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical is the tale of Simran, a young Indian-American girl whose future is set: an organized marriage returned in India to a circle of relatives pal. But whilst she convinces her very strict dad that she should spend a summer of freedom and a laugh in Europe, she falls for the charming Rog, and her careful, logical plans exit the window. Can she be real to both her heritage and her heart? Can carefree American Rog win over her traditional father? Take a whirlwind journey from Boston to Europe to India as cultures collide within the level musical variation of the beloved hit romantic comedy film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.
The circle of relatives owned Yash Raj Films is the most important film studio in India and has produced some of the biggest blockbusters of Indian Cinema. Headed by means of Aditya Chopra, he returns to directing for the fiftieth anniversary of the studio. DDLJ was Chopra’s directorial debut, the ancient romantic film is one of the maximum grossing films inside the history of India’s wealthy and various film industry.
The innovative team will deliver together Indian and US primarily based artists. Based on an authentic story by way of Chopra, the musical will function e book and lyrics with the aid of Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls), pinnacle Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani will serve as composers. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (Frozen, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse) will choreograph with companion choreographer Shruti Merchant. The design team will even encompass set layout by using Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!, 33 Variations) and track supervision with the aid of Bill Sherman. Adam Zotovich serves as Executive Producer.
A worldwide casting seek starts offevolved rapidly headed by using Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley casting and Yash Raj Films casting head Shanoo Sharma.
Information at the Broadway dates, casting and further creative crew contributors will be introduced at a later date.
Aditya Chopra says of the assignment, i??”I become 14 once I saw my first musical inside the Summer of 1985. The lighting dimmed, the curtains lifted and what opened up in the next few hours left me speechless and what I saw on degree blew my thoughts. I couldn’t believe that this kind of spectacle will be created stay on level. It stuffed me with the identical pleasure a terrific Indian movie does. I realized then, that worlds aside, languages apart, western musical theatre and Indian films are lengthy lost fans separated in time. DDLJ my debut movie launched in 1995 and became the longest going for walks film of Indian cinema. 26 years later I’m going back to my original vision of the tale of DDLJ, a love tale of an American boy and an Indian woman, a love tale of cultures… worlds. But this time the medium is not cinema however theatre. 26 years later I might be directing DDLJ all another time however as an English language Broadway Musical for a worldwide target audience. I’m extraordinarily apprehensive and exceedingly excited. But what is giving me confidence is the exquisite group that I even have. Each certainly one of them are masters in their area and their brilliance and information is going to make this a awesome display.”
Book creator Nell Benjamin added, “DDLJ was my advent to Indian filmmaking earlier than I even knew who the great Aditya Chopra changed into, and the movie had such pleasure and heart that I fell in love with it. I become so happy to be approached to do the musical and I hope my paintings helps everybody fall in love with Simran and Rog and their journey throughout more than one cultures to love. The world can continually use a bit more cultural knowledge, and I cannot wait to sit in a theater with an target market sharing the joy and marvel of Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical.”
Senior Vice President of Yash Raj Films, Akshaye Widhani, said in a declaration “Yash Raj Films is venerated to return to Broadway with our loved and bold manufacturing Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical. It is a undertaking that celebrates what Broadway and Indian cinema absolutely stand for and we’re proud to have gotten the possibility to carry together the satisfactory innovative competencies of Broadway and India. We look ahead to sharing this tale of affection and happiness with an global target market and wish it touches their hearts just like the movie did for hundreds of thousands international during the last 26 years.”
Adam Zotovich sayss of the announcement, “It’s a dream come true to convey the great of India’s Bollywood tradition to the Broadway level. Both cultures function rich tapestries and inventive storytelling for multi-generational audiences. I cannot watch for Broadway to revel in this joyous new musical.”
The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein stated, “The Old Globe is beyond delighted to deliver Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical to our degree. To collaborate with the amazing director Aditya Chopra as he makes his stage debut is a actual honor for all and sundry on the Globe. And it is a unique privilege to bring India’s maximum popular film to bright theatrical lifestyles in San Diego, as we construct at the Globe’s storied legacy of premiering interesting and crucial new musical theatre.”