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Umrao Jaan Ada’: India’s Premier Live Open-Air West End Musical to Debut in Ahmedabad

The highly anticipated Umrao Jaan Ada: The Westend Musical, featuring Neetu Chandra in the titular role, is poised to make its grand premiere in Ahmedabad, India. This production promises to be truly unique, marking the first live performance of the play on an open-air stage in India’s history. The creators are confident that the musical will establish a new standard for theatrical productions in the country.

Audiences can expect a spectacle with 40 individuals gracing the stage, including actors, 4 singers, 14 accomplished Kathak performers, and others. Notably, all performances, encompassing music, dance, singing, and acting, will be executed live without pre-recorded elements. The play will feature approximately 400 meticulously crafted costumes, with Neetu Chandra taking center stage as Umrao Jaan. Additionally, Umrao Jaan Ada: The Westend Musical will introduce two new original songs alongside the iconic melodies from the renowned film starring Rekha. Adding to the allure, the sets will seamlessly transform before the audience’s eyes without interruption.

Expressing her excitement, Neetu Chandra shared, “I am thrilled and delighted about our premiere in Ahmedabad. I am hopeful that Ahmedabad will warmly embrace my portrayal of Umrao Jaan. As Umrao Jaan in Umrao Jaan Ada: The Westend Musical, I am committed to delivering a captivating performance and exceeding the audience’s expectations to the best of my ability.”

The musical’s enchanting music is composed by Salim-Sulaiman, with choreography by Pooja Pant. Presented by Blue Wave Events and Gravity Zero, the production is directed by Rajeev Goswami and scripted by Varun Gautam. Following its premiere, Umrao Jaan Ada: The Westend Musical will embark on a tour across North America.

Meit Shah of Blue Wave Events expressed, “While we have undertaken numerous projects in the past, ‘Umrao Jaan Ada: The Westend Musical’ holds a distinguished significance. This elegant and prestigious show will offer the South Asian community in North America an experience to treasure. I eagerly anticipate the play’s upcoming tour in the USA.” The North American tour is scheduled to commence from New Jersey on April 12, culminating in Washington DC on June 1.

Mohd Ziyaullah Khan
Mohd Ziyaullah Khan
Is a Mechanical Engineer by education but a writer by passion and hobby. He has been into the field of Content Writing and Marketing since a decade and loves to write on a wide range of genres. The entertainment genre remains his favorite as he has developed an expertise in writing about B Town and its celebrities.


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