The Old Globe Presents “Come Fall in Love”

| October 8, 2022 | 0 Comments

The Old Globe, in association with Yash Raj Films, announced the extension of the world premiere of “Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical” due to popular demand. The Broadway-bound production, which opened in September, and has received standing ovations for every performance, has been extended for one week only and will now play through October 23, 2022.

The musical, which was adapted from India’s most popular film, “Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge” (“DDLJ” as it is called throughout India), features direction by Aditya Chopra (“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge – DDLJ”), book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin (“Legally Blonde”), music by Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani and Sheykhar Ravjiani, choreography by Rob Ashford (“Disney’s Frozen the Musical,”), associate choreography – Indian dances by Shruti Merchant (“Dhoom 1, 2 and 3”), and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements

 “Come Fall in Love is delighting audiences at The Old Globe nightly and generating jolts of theatrical joy,” said Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein. “The demand for tickets is huge, and in response, the Globe is thrilled to extend the show’s run. We are glad to create opportunities for more and more San Diegans to experience this unique and immensely entertaining show and its celebratory vision of love in every color.”

“Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical” is the story of Simran, a young Indian American woman whose future is set: an arranged marriage back in India to a family friend. But when she convinces her very strict dad that she should spend a summer of freedom and fun in Europe, she falls for the charming Roger, and her careful, logical plans go out the window. Can she be true to both her heritage and her heart? Can carefree American Roger win over her traditional father?

Take a whirlwind trip from Boston to Europe to India as cultures collide in the stage musical adaptation of the beloved hit romantic comedy film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. In “Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical,” director Aditya Chopra takes a fresh and exciting new look at his landmark film, renewing it for a new generation and in a new medium. With an American audience in mind, he moves the action of the early scenes to America, and not England as in the film, and he focuses the story more precisely on Simran’s experience, adding gravity and power to her journey.

While the original music from the film is quoted and celebrated, the musical includes 18 brand-new English songs by the renowned Indian duo of Vishal and Sheykhar, who capture not only their distinctive fusion of Indian and pop musical styles, but who also integrate the famous and recognizable Broadway sound into their remarkable score.

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Austin Colby as Roger and Shoba Narayan as Simran in Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical, 2022. Photo by Jim Cox.

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