The North American tour will kick off on May 26 in Atlanta, followed by New York, Baltimore, Lakeland, Chicago, Newark, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix, and San Jose among others.
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Indian theatrical Mughal-e-Azam is coming to enthrall American audience. The cast and crew of the musical play will be touring 13 cities in North America in May 2023.
The play is set in the Mughal era when Emperor Akbar was in power and is an interpretation of K Asif’s hit classic film released in 1960. It is centred around the forbidden love story of Akbar’s son Prince Salim and the courtesan Anarkali.
Produced by Shapoorji Pallonji Group and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, the play will be enacted in both Hindi and Urdu with dance sequences, spectacular lighting, extravagant costumes, and live singing. With 70 people on the cast and 150 crew members working behind the scenes, the musical is one of the most expensive theatre productions to have toured in India.
Celebrity designer Manish Malhotra has designed over 600 costumes for the play using rich silks, velvets, bandhani, and brocades, and crafted with zardozi embroidery
for the musical and the costume design is by far the most expensive in the history of Indian theatre.
The play has received critical acclaim and has scooped up several awards in the year following its premiere. Some of the awards to the play’s credit include Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Original Set Design, Best Original Lighting Design, and Best Ensemble Cast. Director Khan was honoured with the award for Best Director at the BroadwayWorld India Awards. It also won the award for Best Play.