‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege’ coming to Broadway
Popular Bollywood movie "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayege" is ready to hit Broadway with its musical version named "Come Fall in Love."
The musical is set for a world premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in September 2022.
Yash Raj Production announced the news on social media with the caption, "Aditya Chopra will mark his debut as a director on Broadway as he is set to direct Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge again after 26 years. The DDLJ Musical titled "Come Fall In Love" is opening on Broadway in 2022."
The musical will feature book and lyrics by Laurence Oliver Award-winner Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls), top 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 associate choreographer Shruti Merchant.
The design team will also include set design by Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!, 33 Variations) and music supervision by Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning Bill Sherman (In The Heights, Sesame Street, Hamilton). Adam Zotovich is the Executive Producer for the project.
A global casting search begins shortly headed by Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley casting and Yash Raj Films casting head Shanoo Sharma.