Even before ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ travels to Dubai for its first international tour, the producer Shapoorji Pallonji has been inundated with requests for another season in Mumbai. Giving in to public demand, director Feroz Abbas Khan and Shapoorji Pallonji have decided to stage the musical extravaganza in Mumbai starting May 24th in what will be the play’s 10th season.
The play is unlikely to come back to Mumbai for some time after its May season since it has a hectic international schedule starting with Dubai and then plans of travelling to other foreign destinations including Singapore, Oman, Qatar and later Europe and the U.S.
Director Feroz Abbas Khan says, “Mughal-e-Azam will be travelling extensively this year. However, Mumbai audiences are special and extremely gracious. We really appreciate the love and support they have extended to the Musical. It’s an absolute pleasure to perform in Mumbai once again before we head overseas.”
Deepesh Salgia, Creative & Strategic Vision, Mughal-e-Azam adds, “Mumbai will be the Musical’s tenth season and it is the continued patronage of our audiences that has kept us going. All our seasons have been completely sold out and it is heartening to see that Mughal-e-Azam has created a new benchmark for Indian theatre.”
Winner of seven awards at the 2017 Broadway World India Awards which honours theatrical productions across the world, the success of ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ has revolutionized the way live theatrical experiences are being viewed and mounted. Having completed 125 shows across the country, Mughal-e-Azam continues to weave its magic on audiences with its state-of-the-art sets, classic choreography and live singing by the lead actors.
Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan & produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, ‘Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical’ will be staged in Mumbai at the Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA from May 24th to June 3rd, 2018.
Date: May 24th to June 3rd, 2018
Time: May 24th, 25th, 31st and June 1st (8 PM); May 26th, 27th and June 2nd, 3rd (4 PM and 8 PM)
Venue: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre – NCPA
Director: Feroz Abbas Khan
Presenters: Shapoorji Pallonji
Costume Designer: Manish Malhotra