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Come Fall in Love Announces One-week Extension

The Old Globe, in association with Yash Raj Films, announces a one-week extension of the Broadway-bound production Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical due to popular demand

Directed by Aditya Chopra, book and lyrics by Nell Benjamin, music by Vishal Dadlani and Sheykhar Ravjiani, choreography by Rob Ashford

Performances for the world-premiere production are now extended through October 23, 2022

Tickets for the extension go on sale Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 noon!

PHOTO EDITORS: NEW production photos of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical can be found here.

SAN DIEGO (September 23, 2022) The Old Globe, in association with Yash Raj Films, is thrilled to announce the extension of the world premiere of 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 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, Mean Girls), music by Indian songwriters Vishal Dadlani and Sheykhar Ravjiani, choreography by Rob Ashford (Disney’s Frozen the Musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Boys from Syracuse), associate choreography – Indian dances by Shruti Merchant (Dhoom 1, 2 and 3), and music supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by David Holcenberg (MJ The Musical, Matilda The Musical). Come Fall in Love plays on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets for the extension go on sale Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 noon and will be available at www.TheOldGlobe.org.

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.

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. And Chopra returns to an idea that animated his earliest thinking about his story from even before he made the film, reimagining the character of Roger to reflect a more contemporary and inclusive cultural experience.

Aditya Chopra directs a cast of 30, which includes Shoba Narayan as Simran (Broadway’s Disney’s Aladdin as Princess Jasmine), Austin Colby as Roger Mandel (North American Tour of Disney’s Frozen The Musical as Hans, Off-Broadway’s Jersey Boys as Bob Gaudio), Irvine Iqbal as Baldev (West End’s Disney’s Aladdin as The Sultan), Rupal Pujara as Lajjo (Walnut Street Theatre’s In the Heights), Vishal Vaidya as Ajit (Encore’s Road Show), Kate Loprest as Minky (Broadway’s First Date, Hairspray), Kinshuk Sen as Kuljit (Much Ado About Nothing at UCLA’s Shakespeare Theater Company), 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 (M.S. in Marketing Intelligence from Fordham University), Tiffany Engen as Ensemble (Broadway’s Legally Blonde), Rohit Gijare as Ensemble (Bollywood Blvd at Lincoln Center), Marc Heitzman as Ensemble (Broadway’s Bandstand), 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 Ensemble (Jesus Christ Superstar at Timber Lake Playhouse), Meher Mistry as Ensemble (India’s Disney’s Beauty and the Beast as Belle), Shannon Mullen as Ensemble (Broadway’s A Bronx Tale), Bhumit Patel as Ensemble (U.S. Tour of Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema), Shahil Patel as Ensemble (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), Hannah Schreer as Ensemble (Fulton Theatre’s Cinderella), 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 (Musical Theatreworks’ Evita).

In addition to Chopra, Ashford, Benjamin, Dadlani and Ravjiani, Merchant, and Holcenberg, the Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical creative team 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 Weideman (Dear Evan Hansen, The Visit), sound design by Tony Award winner Jessica Paz (Hadestown), projection design by Akhila Krishnan (National Theatre’s Our Generation), music direction and additional arrangements by Ted Arthur (Broadway’s Diana), associate director Stephen Sposito (Broadway’s The Book of Mormon, Wicked), associate choreography by Charlie Williams (Disney’s Frozen The Musical), music production and additional orchestrations by Grammy Award winner Billy Jay Stein (Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), associate music director, music director September 15 – October 23 Michael Gacetta (Broadway’s A Christmas Carol), casting by Duncan Stewart of Stewart/Whitley (Hadestown, Chicago The Musical), associate producer Shruti Venkatraman (creative producer - Haider directed by the acclaimed Vishal Bhardwaj, associate director - A Flowering Tree at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris directed by Vishal Bharadwaj), casting by Yash Raj Films casting head Shanoo Sharma (Ek Tha Tiger, Gunday, Fan), production stage manager Anjee Nero (The Old Globe’s Almost Famous, The Heart of Rock & Roll), assistant stage manager Amanda Salmons (The Old Globe’s Bob Fosse’s Dancin’), and assistant stage manager Kendra Stockton (The Old Globe’s Trouble in Mind).

Adam Zotovich (The Color Purple, Dear Evan Hansen) serves as Executive Producer.

The world premiere of Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical plays on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park (1363 Old Globe Way). Performances are now extended through October 23, 2022. The performance schedule varies; please check the website for details. Note: There will be no performances on Saturday, September 24 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets for the extension go on sale Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 noon. Tickets for all other performances are currently available online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623), and in person at the Globe’s Box Office in Balboa Park. Regular ticket prices start at $52.00. Free parking is available throughout the park. Valet parking is also available ($17.00, evenings only, advance reservation).

In alignment with the State of California, which has removed mask and vaccine requirements for indoor events, The Old Globe will not require patrons to provide proof of vaccination or to wear masks while attending shows or events in either our indoor or outdoor venues. However, the theatre still strongly recommends mask-wearing while at the Globe, and patrons should feel comfortable wearing a mask anywhere on our campus if they choose.

Come Fall in Love – The DDLJ Musical is supported by production sponsors Nikki and Ben Clay, Elaine and Dave* Darwin, HM Electronics, Inc., Paula and Brian Powers, The Conrad Prebys Foundation, James and Kalpana Rhodes, and Karen and Stuart Tanz, as well as artist sponsors Alicia and Jonathan Atun (for choreographer Rob Ashford). Financial support for The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

*In memoriam

Bios and photos of all participants can be found at www.TheOldGlobe.org/Press-Room.

Yash Raj Films (YRF) – Films. Music. Artistes. At our core, we’re storytellers. From making high-budget blockbusters to youth-oriented films, from working with the biggest actors of the industry to launching young talent in films, from being the distribution house with the strongest global foothold to pioneering new formats of distribution and exploring newer territories, from launching compelling story-telling forms to the numerous digitally led innovations, Yash Raj Films (YRF) has maintained its flagship position across all businesses since its genesis. YRF was founded by the Late Yash Chopra, a veteran of the Indian film industry, in 1970. It’s the only privately held and fully integrated studio in India producing and having produced over 80 films. YRF is now a 50-year-strong production house and a vertically integrated studio in every sense, controlling almost every part of the value chain from production to post production, domestic & international distribution, music & home entertainment, marketing, design, digital, licensing, merchandising, talent management, brand partnerships, music studios and film studios –all in-house facilities, which make it one of the most coveted entertainment conglomerates in the country. YRF has its own state-of-the-art fully integrated studio that houses shooting stages, sound studios and is headquartered at one of Mumbai's prime properties where the heart of the entertainment business beats. Over the last five decades, YRF’s catalogue of films could be easily India's most enviable film catalogue in the entertainment business. YRF’s top grossers have already placed the company in the big league of producers worldwide, making it one of the largest film-making entities in the nation. YRF has been one of the key makers of modern cinema and has heralded cinematic trends since its inception -the way films are made, the way films are marketed and the way films are consumed.

The Tony Award–winning The Old Globe is one of the country’s leading professional not-for-profit regional theatres. Now in its 88th year, the Globe is San Diego’s flagship performing arts institution, and it serves a vibrant community with theatre as a public good. Under the leadership of Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and the Audrey S. Geisel Managing Director Timothy J. Shields, The Old Globe produces a year-round season of 16 productions of classic, contemporary, and new works on its three Balboa Park stages, including its internationally renowned Shakespeare Festival. More than 250,000 people annually attend Globe productions and participate in the theatre’s artistic and arts engagement programs. Its nationally prominent Arts Engagement Department provides an array of participatory programs that make theatre matter to more people in neighborhoods throughout the region. Humanities programs at the Globe and around the city broaden the community’s understanding of theatre art in all its forms. The Globe also boasts a range of new play development programs with professional and community-based writers, as well as the renowned The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program. Numerous world premieres—such as 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and MurderBright Star, The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas!—have been developed at The Old Globe and have gone on to highly successful runs on Broadway and at regional theatres across the country.

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