Tony Winner Bill T. Jones Joins Creative Team of Monsoon Wedding Developmental Lab

News   Tony Winner Bill T. Jones Joins Creative Team of Monsoon Wedding Developmental Lab
 
According to an Equity casting notice, Broadway-bound Bollywood musical Monsoon Wedding is set to receive a one-month developmental lab in January 2016, with newly attached Tony winner Bill T. Jones as choreographer. The new stage musical is an adaptation of the award-winning film of the same name.

The lab is scheduled to run Jan. 25-Feb. 25, 2016.

Mira Nair, who directed the acclaimed 2001 film version, returns to helm the stage musical. The show features a book by screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan and lyrics by Tony nominee Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam). Andy Einhorn is music director, and Sarna Lapine is associate director.

As previously reported, the production 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, 2015, with the hashtag #broadwaybound. 

Producers Margo Lion, Stephen Hendel and Colin Callender are also attached to the project.

The Golden Globe-nominated "Monsoon Wedding" follows the stress, joy, gossip and wonder surrounding the preparations of an extravagant arranged marriage in India. Watch the film's trailer below:

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