Broadway-Bound Bollywood Musical Monsoon Wedding Has NYC Reading

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Monsoon Wedding, a new stage musical adaptation of the award-winning 2001 Bollywood film of the same name — that was originally reported to premiere on Broadway in November 2015 — had a recent workshop in New York City.

Hypokrit Theatre Company tweeted a picture of the reading cast at New York City's uptown rehearsal studio Ballet Hispanico Sept. 17 with the hashtag #broadwaybound. Check it out below.

 

As previously reported, film director Mira Nair confirmed the show was in the works while speaking Nov. 9, 2014, at the The Indo American Arts Council's First Annual Literary Festival.

"We just finished casting for Monsoon Wedding on Broadway yesterday [Friday]," she told the audience last year, adding that it would premiere in November 2015.

The musical has a book by screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan and features music by Vishal Bhardwaj with lyrics by Tony Award nominee Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam, Triumph of Love, Working). Producers Margo Lion, Stephen Hendel and Colin Callender have been reportedly attached to the project that centers on "a stressed father, a bride-to-be with a secret, a smitten event planner, and relatives from around the world during preparations for an arranged marriage in India."

Broadway and Bollywood fused in 2004, when the musical Bombay Dreams bowed at the Broadway Theatre April 29, 2004, for a run through Jan. 1, 2005.

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