Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding musical to play India and Singapore

New YorkAcclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair’s Monsoon Wedding musical, based on her Golden Globe-nominated 2001 film of the same name, is heading to India and Singapore next year, according to Variety magazine. The musical was supposed to have a UK debut at Leeds Playhouse and London’s Roundhouse this summer but has been rescheduled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that has Broadway theaters closed through May 2021.

Stephen Whitson and Nair are at the helm of the new musical, which features a book co-written by Arpita Mukherjee and the film’s screenwriter Sabrina Dhawan, with music by Vishal Bhardwaj and lyrics by Masi Asare and two-time Tony nominee Susan Birkenhead.

“We are going to open next year, November 2021,” Nair said to Variety. “First in India, and then in Singapore, and Dubai, perhaps, and then bring it to London and the United States.” The musical made its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2017.

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