Filmmaker and producer Aditya Chopra is all set to make his Broadway debut with DDLJ' being adapted into a musical.
Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol-starrer 'Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge', which recently completed 26 years, is now being adapted as a Broadway stage musical titled 'Come Fall in Love - The DDLJ Musical' by ace filmmaker Aditya Chopra.
The official handle of YashRajFilms dropped the confirmation on the project. It said, “#AdityaChopra will mark his debut as a director on Broadway as he is set to direct #DilwaleDulhaniaLeJayenge again after 26 years! Titled Come Fall In Love - The DDLJ Musical, it is opening on Broadway in 2022 and is being produced by #YashRajFilms A stellar creative team of Indian and US based artists are coming together. Laurence Oliver Award-winner Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls) is penning lyrics! Vishal Dadlani & Shekhar Ravjiani are music composers. Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford (Frozen, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse) will choreograph with associate choreographer Shruti Merchant. Emmy and Tony Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!, 33 Variations) is on Scenic Design. It also features Tony, Grammy, and Emmy Award-winning Bill Sherman (In The Heights, Sesame Street, Hamilton) in Music Supervision. A global casting search begins shortly for this big budget musical”
'Come Fall in Love - The DDLJ Musical' will feature book and lyrics by Laurence Oliver Award-winner Nell Benjamin and choreography by Tony and Emmy winner Rob Ashford and associate choreographer Shruti Merchant.
Vishal Dadlani and Shekhar Ravjiani will serve as composers on 'Come Fall In Love - The DDLJ Musical', which is set to be on stage in the Broadway season of 2022-2023, with a World Premiere at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in September 2022.