Mira Nair’s gorgeous, emotional and endearing 2001 film, Monsoon Wedding will soon be heading to Broadway. There’s been numerous rumours flying around the press, speculating as to how to production will be put together, and now certain things are beginning to be confirmed.
According NBC News, Nair confirmed it during an interview at The Indo American Arts Council’s First Annual Literary Festival on November 9th 2014. “We just finished casting for Monsoon Wedding on Broadway yesterday” She also added that the show will premiere in November 2015.
The production will have a score, of 11 songs, arranged by acclaimed Bollywood filmmaker and composer Vishal Bhardwaj, who will be working with lyricist Jaideep Sahni.
The story of an Indian family engaged in arranging their daughters wedding, who have course has a secret to hide, is perfect material for Broadway. According to Bollywood Hungama, Nair is very specific about casting fresh faces for the musical, with none of the original cast being involved.
We at Think Shaadi are thoroughly looking forward to this. We know Mira Nair and her team will do a sterling job! Xx
Photos courtesy of The New Yorker and Mirabai Films