Shoba Narayan, Austin Colby & More To Star On Broadway-Bound COME FALL IN LOVE – THE DDLJ MUSICAL

The old globe, in association with Yash Raj Films, has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical, which will debut in San Diego this fall. After the closing of The old globe production, Yash Raj Films, India’s largest film studio, will produce its most popular film, DILWALE DULHANIA THE JAYENGE (DDLJ as it is known throughout India) for the Broadway stage. Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical features Aditya Chopra (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – DDLJ), choreography by Rob Ashford (Disney’s Frozen The Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse), book and lyrics by nell benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls) and music composed by Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani & Sheykhar Ravjiani. For The old globe production, the musical begins performances on September 1 and runs through October 16, 2022, with the official opening on Wednesday, September 14. Limited engagement will play on the Donald and Darlene Shiley step in The old globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Preby Theater Center. Tickets will go on sale today at 12:00 PM PDT at www.TheOldGlobe.org and will be available by phone and in person on Friday, July 15 at 12:00 p.m. PDT.

Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical is the story of Simran, a young Indian-American woman whose future is mapped out: an arranged marriage in India with a family friend. But when she convinces her very strict father that she should spend a summer of freedom and fun in Europe, she falls in love with the charming Rog, and her careful and logical plans fall through the cracks. Can she be true to both her heritage and her heart? Can the carefree American Rog convince her traditional father? Take a whirlwind trip from Boston to Europe to India as cultures collide in the musical adaptation of the hit romantic comedy Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge.

In Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical, director Aditya Chopra takes a fresh and exciting new look at his seminal film, renewing it for a new generation and in a New media. With an American audience in mind, it moves the action from the early stages to America, not England as in the film, and it focuses the story more specifically on Simran’s experience, adding gravity and power to his journey. While the film’s original score is quoted and celebrated, the musical features 18 new English songs from the acclaimed Indian duo of Vishal and Sheykhar, which not only capture their distinctive fusion of Indian and pop musical styles, but also incorporate the famous and the recognizable sound of Broadway in their remarkable score. And Chopra returns to an idea that animated his early thinking about his story before he even made the film, reimagining the character of Rog to reflect a more contemporary and inclusive cultural experience.

The old globethe strong reputation of as the birthplace of exciting new American musicals is well known,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic director Barry Edelstein“but with the world premiere of joyful and thrilling Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical, we are taking a bold step into international musical theater for the first time. A brilliant new take on one of Indian cinema’s defining films, this charming, funny and romantic story of love and family brings together the best of Broadway and the best of Bollywood and puts them both center stage in Balboa Park. I know our audience will enjoy this fusion of cultures, just as I find inspiration in the extraordinary artistry of the theater makers who lend their talents and imagination to this uplifting spectacle. Chief among them is Aditya Chopra, one of the most important and impactful filmmakers in the world. Just like his vision of the movie DDLJ made the joy of billions of people. In India and around the world, his new musical will now transport theater audiences to a happy place where love, in all its colors, triumphs. I’m beyond excited for San Diego to see this show!”

“I can’t wait for audiences to see Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical at The old globe with this amazing cast,” director Aditya Chopra said. “I’m thrilled to be making not only my stage debut, but also my American debut. Come Fall in Love with all new English songs from Indian composers Vishal & Sheykhar allowed me to revisit my original vision of DDLJ and share with the public this love story between an American and an Indian girl. Come Fall in Love is truly an extension of the DDLJ success story. Any lover of the film will rediscover its beauty, and the English-speaking world will fall in love with Rog, Simran and India. Bollywood and Broadway will collide for an exciting theatrical experience.”

Chopra leads a cast of 30, which includes Shoba Narayan as Simran (Broadway’s Disney’s Aladdin as Princess Jasmine), austin colby as Rog Mandel (Disney’s Frozen the Musical North American Tour as Hans, Off-Broadway’s Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio), Irvine Iqbal as Baldev (West End Disney’s Aladdin as the Sultan), Rupal Pujara as Lajjo (Walnut Street Theater‘s In the Heights), Vishal Vaidya as Ajit (Encore’s Road Show), Siddharth Menon as Kuljt (Disney’s Aladdin in India as Aladdin), Kate Lorest as Emily “Minky” Soulard (Broadway’s First Date, Hairspray), Juice Mackins as Ben (Broadway’s The Prom), Hannah Jewel Kohn as Cookie (Disney’s Frozen The Musical North American Tour), Jeremy Kushnier as Roger Mandel, Sr. (Broadway’s Footloose as Ren McCormack, Rent as Roger Davis), Amita Batra as Ensemble (Amit Patel & Ishika Seth’s Unearthed: Untold Stories of the Ramayana), Neha Dharmapuram as Ensemble (MS in Marketing Intelligence from Fordham University), Tiffany Engen as Ensemble (Broadway’s Legally Blonde), Rohit Gijare as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center),Marc Heitzman as Ensemble (Broadway’s Bandstand), Usman Ali Ishaq as Ensemble (Signature Theatre’s RENT), Nika Lindsay as an Ensemble (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen The Musical), Ilda Mason as Ensemble (West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg), Caleb Mathura as Ensemble (Jesus Christ Superstar at Timber Lake Playhouse), Meher Mistry as Ensemble (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast of India as Belle), Shannon Mullen as Ensemble (Broadway’s A Bronx Tale), Shahil Patel as Ensemble (Off-Broadway’s Fairycakes), Zain Patel as Ensemble (La Jolla Playhouse’s Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical), Becca Peterson as Ensemble (Broadway’s Mean Girls), Kinshuk Sen as Ensemble (Much Ado About Nothing at UCLA’s Shakespeare Theater Company), Jack Sipel as Together (Broadway’s The Prom), Michael Starr as Ensemble (First National Tour of Bright Star), Geatali Tampy as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center) and Sonya Venugopal as Ensemble (Musical Theatreworks’ Evita.

In addition to Chopra, Ashford, Benjamin and Dadlani & Ravjiani, the Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musicalcreative team includes Emmy set design and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (MJ The Musical, Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!), Costume Design by Tony Award Winner Linda Cho (A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by five-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Wiedeman (Dear Evan Hansen, The Visit), sound design by Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (Hadestown), projection design by Akhila Krishhnan (National Theatre’s Our Generation), musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by David Holcenberg (MJ The Musical, Matilda The Musical), musical direction by Ted Arthur (Broadway’s Diana), associate director Stephen Sposito (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, Wicked), associate choreographer Shruti Merchant (Dhoom 1, 2 & 3), cast by Duncan Stuart by Stewart/Whitley Casting (Hadestown, Chicago The Musical) and Shanoo Sharma, Yash Raj Films Casting Manager (Ek Tha Tiger, Gunday, Fan), and Production Manager Anjee Nero (Almost Famous, The Heart of Rock & Roll).

Adam Zotovitch (The Color Purple, Dear Evan Hansen) is the executive producer.

Family-owned Yash Raj Films is India’s largest film studio and has produced some of India’s biggest blockbusters. Directed by Aditya Chopra, he returns to directing for the studio’s 50th anniversary. Chopra made his directorial debut with DDLJ, which premiered in 1995 and is still in theaters. The hit romantic comedy is the longest running film in Indian cinema history and one of the highest-grossing films in the history of India’s rich and diverse film industry.

The world premiere of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical will perform on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Scene at The old globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Preby Theater Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances take place from September 1 to October 16, 2022, with the official press opening on Wednesday September 14 at 8:00 p.m. The program of performances is Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.: 12:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Saturday, October 8 at 2 p.m.: 12 a.m.

Tickets

Tickets are available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org and will go on sale by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623) and in person at the Globe box office in Balboa Park on Friday, July 15 at 12 p.m. Regular ticket prices start at $52. The Vicki and Carl Zeiger Insights Seminar, scheduled for Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., will provide guests with an exploration of the themes and context of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical by selected members of the artistic company. For more information, visit www.TheOldGlobe.org.

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