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The Trailblazing Indian Theatrical Masterpiece: Mughal-e-Azam, A Broadway Style Musical begins Canada Tour 2023

Presented by Cinema on Stage, the highly anticipated Canada Tour 2023 of the extraordinary
Bollywood extravaganza, “Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical, “is now underway. Hailed as the pioneering
Indian Broadway-style production, it aims to mesmerize the Canadian audience, by offering them a
captivating insight into the world of Indian art and talent.
Directed by Feroz Abbas Khan and produced by Shapoorji Pallonji, Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical
is set to grace the stage at Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre) in Toronto, Canada. The
performances will take place on July 7th and 8th, 2023, at 7:00 pm & July 9th, 2023, at 1:00 pm.
Based on K Asif’s classic film Mughal-e-Azam (1960) and the recipient of seven Broadway World India
Awards, this Cinema on Stage presentation showcases India’s rich culture intricately woven into a
legendary love story between Mughal Prince Salim and courtesan Anarkali. It explores the inner conflict
faced by Mughal Emperor Akbar, torn between his duty towards the future of his empire and his
responsibilities as a beloved father.
This awe-inspiring spectacle, enriched by Indian classical music and Kathak dance, offers an
unforgettable experience for theater enthusiasts of every generation. With a talented cast and crew of
over 150 individuals, this breath-taking celebration of art, music, and storytelling transports the audience
into a world of grandeur and romance. Featuring lavish sets, dazzling costumes, and enchanting
melodies, this larger-than-life production unites a stellar ensemble to bring to life a timeless tale of love
and sacrifice. The addition of English subtitles ensures a wider audience can fully immerse themselves
in the captivating narrative of this magnificent production.


Following its resounding success in the United States, where it received a houseful reception in each
of the three stops, the promoters of Mughal-e-Azam anticipate a similar response during its Canada
Tour. Director Feroz Abbas Khan expressed his overwhelming response, stating, “We never expected
this kind of a response. The way the audience is embracing the play is simply outstanding. I’m quite
speechless with what’s been happening here in the United States. I believe that India has so much to
offer, and we are presenting our work in a way that resonates with our Indian tradition.”


The Musical has garnered overwhelming praise, captivating audiences across diverse cities with its
majestic splendor and soul-stirring performances, since the day it premiered. With breath taking visuals,
compelling storytelling, and melodies that linger in the heart, this production has garnered accolades
and prestigious awards, firmly establishing itself as one of the most magnificent theatrical experiences
of our era.

Deepesh Salgia, the producer of the musical, highlighted the pride audience members feel in witnessing
Indian artists execute such a grand vision. He said, “That brings us the biggest joy. People now feel
that this is actually a soft power of India, showcasing the cultural aspect of the country. I’m very glad
that this show achieved that. And that’s all because of the audience’s support. The biggest pleasure
was when I saw three generations of Indians watching this show together. When they enjoy together
and one generation explains to the younger generation, this is what India is about.”
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness this epic masterpiece live on stage. Whether you are a fan of
theater, music, or simply looking for an unforgettable night out, Mughal-e-Azam: The Musical promises
an immersive experience that will leave you in awe.
Secure your seats early to guarantee your presence at this magnificent production.
Tickets for Mughal-E-Azam: The Musical in Toronto can be purchased at ticketmaster.ca.
For more information and to reserve your seats, visit the official website www.cinemaonstage.com.

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