Come Fall In Love – The Ddlj Musical Coming To Broadway All Through 2022-2023 Season


Yash Raj Films announced today that it will convey its most popular movie, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ as it’s miles referred to as at some stage in India) to the degree within the 2022-23 Broadway season as the 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 walking movie of Indian cinema which is still jogging in theatres.

Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical is the story of Simran, a younger Indian-American female whose destiny is about: an organized marriage again in India to a own family pal. But whilst she convinces her very strict dad that she must spend a summer season of freedom and fun in Europe, she falls for the charming Rog, and her cautious, logical plans exit the window. Can she be actual to each her historical past and her coronary heart? Can carefree American Rog win over her conventional father? Take a whirlwind experience from Boston to Europe to India as cultures collide in the stage musical variation of the beloved hit romantic comedy movie Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

The family owned Yash Raj Films is the largest film studio in India and has produced a number of the largest blockbusters of Indian Cinema. Headed with the aid of Aditya Chopra, he returns to directing for the fiftieth anniversary of the studio. DDLJ turned into Chopra’s directorial debut, the historic romantic film is one of the highest grossing movies in the records of India’s rich and various film industry.

The creative team will deliver together Indian and US based totally artists. Based on an authentic story via Chopra, the musical will feature e book and lyrics by means of Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls), pinnacle Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani will function composers. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (Frozen, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse) will choreograph with partner choreographer Shruti Merchant. The layout crew will also include set design with the aid of Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!, 33 Variations) and music supervision via Bill Sherman. Adam Zotovich serves as Executive Producer.

A global casting seek begins shortly headed with the aid of Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley casting and Yash Raj Films casting head Shanoo Sharma.

Information at the Broadway dates, casting and additional creative crew participants could be introduced at a later date.

Aditya Chopra says of the venture, i??”I was 14 once I saw my first musical inside the Summer of 1985. The lights dimmed, the curtains lifted and what opened up within the next few hours left me speechless and what I saw on degree blew my thoughts. I couldn’t accept as true with that this type of spectacle will be created live on level. It stuffed me with the same pleasure an excellent Indian movie does. I realized then, that worlds apart, languages aside, western musical theatre and Indian films are long misplaced lovers separated in time. DDLJ my debut film launched in 1995 and became the longest running movie of Indian cinema. 26 years later I’m going back to my original imaginative and prescient of the tale of DDLJ, a love tale of an American boy and an Indian lady, a love tale of cultures… worlds. But this time the medium isn’t always cinema but theatre. 26 years later I might be directing DDLJ all over again but as an English language Broadway Musical for a worldwide target audience. I’m extraordinarily apprehensive and distinctly excited. But what’s giving me self assurance is the high-quality team that I have. Each considered one of them are masters of their subject and their brilliance and understanding goes to make this a excellent show.”

Book writer Nell Benjamin brought, “DDLJ become my introduction to Indian filmmaking before I even knew who the exquisite Aditya Chopra changed into, and the film had such pleasure and heart that I fell in love with it. I become so satisfied to be approached to do the musical and I wish my paintings enables anybody fall in love with Simran and Rog and their adventure across multiple cultures to love. The global can always use a bit extra cultural knowledge, and I cannot wait to take a seat in a theater with an target audience 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 commemorated to come to Broadway with our cherished and ambitious manufacturing Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical. It is a challenge that celebrates what Broadway and Indian cinema virtually stand for and we are proud to are becoming the opportunity to deliver together the exceptional creative abilties of Broadway and India. We sit up for sharing this story of love and happiness with an worldwide audience and wish it touches their hearts just like the movie did for millions international over the past 26 years.”

Adam Zotovich sayss of the announcement, “It’s a dream come proper to convey the excellent of India’s Bollywood culture to the Broadway level. Both cultures feature rich tapestries and imaginative storytelling for multi-generational audiences. I can’t anticipate Broadway to experience this joyous new musical.”

The Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein stated, “The Old Globe is beyond thrilled to bring Come Fall In Love – The DDLJ Musical to our stage. To collaborate with the extraordinary director Aditya Chopra as he makes his level debut is a actual honor for all and sundry at the Globe. And it is a special privilege to deliver India’s most popular movie to shiny theatrical existence in San Diego, as we construct at the Globe’s storied legacy of premiering interesting and essential new musical theatre.”


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