Vishal & Sheykhar, composers of Aditya Chopra’s Broadway-bound musical Come Fall In Love, reveal the show received a standing ovation on its first night!

“I feel proud as an Indian to see a standing ovation for Come Fall In Love on the first night!” : Vishal & Sheykhar, who compose the music for Aditya Chopra’s Broadway-bound musical Come Fall In Love, reveal the show received a standing ovation on its first night!

Aditya Chopra’s Broadway musical Come Fall In Love tries to tell something important and relevant to today’s times. It’s about celebrating love and how it can unite people, cultures and break down all barriers. The musical began performances at the prestigious The Old Globe theater in San Diego and Vishal and Sheykhar, who are the composers of Come Fall In Love, revealed how proud they were as Indians to witness a standing ovation up the first night!

Vishal posted the video and wrote, “What a surreal feeling!! Our first standing ovation for an Indian production heading to Broadway! Feeling proud and overwhelmed!!!! Get ready to experience how love can unite people. cultures in #ComeFallInLove!!! Come to @theoldglobe in San Diego today!!”

Sheykhar also posted the video and added, “Amazing!!! Mute!!! Goose bumps!!! To be proud as an Indian to see a standing ovation for Come Fall In Love on the first night! I will never be able to forget this moment. Broadway here we come with #ComeFallInLove!!! but before that, come to @theoldglobe now and let us know how you feel!

Come Fall In Love, the musical, is about the need for cultural unification in an increasingly divided and toxic world. It’s about celebrating inclusivity and diversity in a world that is polarizing by the minute.

Come Fall In Love has many firsts for India and Indians. For the first time, an Indian director, Aditya Chopra, makes his debut on Broadway. It is also the first Bollywood musical ensemble to be broadcast on Broadway. Vishal and Sheykhar are also making their debut as composers. Shruti Merchant will make her first Broadway musical as associate choreographer. The show champions diversity and every department, from cast to technicians, is a beautiful confluence of East and West, as Indian and South Asian representation is at the heart of this show.

The musical also features 18 original English songs to treat the audience to and the creators reveal they also have a beautiful song “Love In Every Colour” which celebrates the theme of inclusivity through the show.

Aditya Chopra leads a cast of 30, which includes Shoba Narayan as Simran (Broadway’s Disney’s Aladdin as Princess Jasmine), Austin Colby as Rog Mandel (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen the Musical as as Hans, Off-Broadway’s Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio), Kate Loprest as Emily “Minky” Soulard (Broadway’s First Date, Hairspray), Juice Mackins as Ben (Broadway’s The Prom), Hannah Jewel Kohn as Cookie ( North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen The Musical), Jeremy Kushnier as Roger Mandel, Sr (Broadway’s Footloose as Ren McCormack, Rent as Roger Davis), Amita Batra as Ensemble (Amit Patel & Ishika Seth’s Unearthed: Untold Stories of the Ramayana), Neha Dharmapuram as Ensemble (MS in Marketing Intelligence from Fordham University), Tiffany Engen as Ensemble (Broadway’s Legally Blonde), Rohit Gijare as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center), Marc A. Heitzman as Ensemble (Broadway’s Bands tand), Usman Ali Ishaq as Ensemble (Signature Theatre’s RENT), Nika Lindsay as Ensemble (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen The Musical), Ilda Mason as Ensemble (West Side Story directed by Steven Spielberg), Caleb Mathura as As Set (Jesus Christ Superstar at Timber Lake Playhouse), Meher Mistry as Set (India’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Belle), Shannon Mullen as Set (Broadway’s A Bronx Tale), Shahil Patel as Set (Off-Broadway’s Fairycakes), Zain Patel as Ensemble (La Jolla Playhouse’s Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical), Becca Petersen as Ensemble (Broadway’s Mean Girls), Kinshuk Sen as Ensemble (Much Ado About Nothing at UCLA’s Shakespeare Theater Company), Jack Sippel as Ensemble (Broadway’s The Prom), Michael Starr as Ensemble (First National Tour of Bright Star), Geatali Tampy as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center) and Sonya Venugopal as Ensemble (Evita.

Along with Aditya, Ashford, Benjamin, Dadlani & Ravjiani, the creative team behind Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical includes set design by Emmy and Tony award winner Derek McLane (MJ The Musical, Moulin Rouge!, Hairspray Live!), costume design by Tony Award winner Linda Cho (A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder), lighting design by five-time Tony Award nominee Japhy Wiedeman (Dear Evan Hansen, The Visit), sound design by Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (Hadestown), projection design by Akhila Krishhnan (National Theatre’s Our Generation), musical supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by David Holcenberg (MJ The Musical, Matilda The Musical), musical direction by Ted Arthur (Broadway’s Diana), associate director, Stephen Sposito (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, Wicked), associate choreographer Shruti Merchant (Dhoom 1, 2 and 3), cast by Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley casting (Hadestown, Chicago The Musical) and Yash Raj Films Casting Head Shanoo Sharma (Ek Tha Tiger, Gunday, Fan) and Production Manager Anjee Nero (Almost Famous, The Heart of Rock & Roll).

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