"Monsoon Wedding" Stage Musical Will Get New York Industry Reading

News   "Monsoon Wedding" Stage Musical Will Get New York Industry Reading
 
A private New York City industry reading of Monsoon Wedding, a new stage musical adaptation of the award-winning 2001 film, will be presented in December, according to an Equity casting notice. Members of the film's original creative team are bringing the work to the stage.

Mira Nair, who also directed the film, directs the industry reading of the musical that has a book by screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan. Monsoon Wedding 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 are 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."

Mary-Mitchell Campbell will musical direct the reading, which will employ a cast of South Asian actors.

The property had been previously reported to make its Broadway debut in spring 2014. An official announcement of a Broadway run for Monsoon Wedding has not been made.

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