Mira Nair talks to Sunil Sethi about bringing a long-simmering Broadway project to fruition: the stage musical of her 2001 film, Monsoon Wedding
Business Standard, January 13, 2017
The two-and-a-half hour production with a cast of 18 — actors who will sing, dance and enact 21 songs include Javed Jaffrey, Sharvari Deshpande, whom she calls the “new Waheeda Rehman”, and Monsoon Bissell as “Shashi Aunty”— and a long roster of top-of-the-line Broadway professionals will soon enter final rehearsals. It opens at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre on May 19 and Broadway at the end of the year. Nair, on a whistle-stop tour of India, is combining “family time” with her exuberant genius for raising cash.