The new musical Monsoon Wedding, based on the 2001 film of the same name, officially opened at California’s Berkeley Rep May 19. Mira Nair, who directed the original movie, helms the world-premiere production of the stage adaptation.
Featuring a score by Vishal Bhardwaj and Susan Birkenhead and a book by Sabrina Dhawan, Monsoon Wedding follows an arranged marriage in Delhi between the only daughter of an upper-middle class Indian family and an Indian-American guy she has yet to meet. As the four-day celebration unravels, so do family secrets—from financial troubles to affairs.
Read reviews for the Broadway-aimed musical below.
The cast of Monsoon Wedding includes Monsoon Bissell, Meetu Chilana, Emielyn D. Das, Namit Das, Sharvari Deshpande, Palomi Ghosh, Rohan Gupta, Jaaved Jaaferi, Dani Jazzar, Mahira Kakkar, Namita Kapoor, Krystal Kiran, Michael Maliakel, Ali Momen, Anisha Nagarajan, Andrew Prashad, Alok Tewari, Levin Valayil, Kuhoo Verma, and Sorab Wadia.