The Old Globe, one of the most respected theatres in the USA has announced an extension of the World Premiere of Aditya Chopra’s ‘Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical’ due to popular demand! The Broadway-bound production, which opened last week and has received standing ovations for every performance, has been extended for one week only and will now play through until 23rd October 2022.
The musical, which has been adapted from one of India’s most popular films, ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ as it is called throughout India), has been directed by Aditya Chopra, book and lyrics are by the hugely acclaimed Laurence Olivier award-winner Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde, Mean Girls), music by songwriters Vishal Dadlani & Sheykhar Ravjiani, choreography by Emmy and Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Disney’s Frozen The Musical).
“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.
In addition to audiences, the critics are raving, “Upbeat and funny! A fun ride, both for fans of the film and for those discovering this story for the first time,” said The San Diego Union-Tribune and “a high-energy, funny, and romantic musical with excellent performances throughout! It is easy to envision this show selling out a Broadway theatre in the future,” proclaimed BroadwayWorld. LA Splash Magazine cheered, “Funny and wondrous. Sure to become a Broadway smash!”
‘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’.