NEXT MONTH: N. American Tour of India's Biggest Play Mughal-e-Azam Stops in Toronto July 7-9

 After more than 200 spellbinding performances across six Asian countries, India's most spectacular musical play now premieres in North America.

Andrea Hawman

Release Date

Friday, June 9, 2023


After more than 200 spellbinding performances across six Asian countries, India's most spectacular musical play now premieres in North America. Mughal-e-Azam, produced by Shapoorji Pallonji Group and directed by Feroz Abbas Khan, is based on K Asif’s 1960 classic film of the same name – showcasing India’s rich culture of Kathak dances and classical music intertwined in a legendary love story. Presented in North America by Cinema on Stage this summer, the 13-city tour will be making a stop at Meridian Hall in Toronto. Friday, July 7 through Sunday, July 9.

Tickets are on sale now! Tickets prices range from $131 to $429. Purchase your tickets now by visiting Dates and ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

For more than 60 years, the story of Mughal-e-Azam continues to enchant legions of fans across the globe. India’s most expensive theatre production comprises mesmerizing dance sequences, spectacular lighting, extravagant costumes, and live signing. To date, it has performed in Mumbai, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Dubai, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Muscat, Doha, and soon, North America.

India’s first Broadway-style musical, with a cast and crew of more than 150 people, has been met with all-around accolades following its 2016 premiere in Mumbai. In 2017, it won seven out of the 14 BroadwayWorld India Awards, including Best Play, Best Director, Best Costume Design, Best Choreography, Best Original Set Design, Best Original Lighting Design and Best Ensemble Cast.

Mughal-e-Azam centers on the love story between Prince Salim and court dancer Anarkali. Upon learning of this forbidden relationship, Emperor Akbar vehemently disapproves and must choose between his responsibility towards his empire and his duty as father of a beloved son. The play is in Hindi/Urdu or Hindustani, with LED screens displaying English subtitles.



“I do not have enough adjectives to describe it. This will play forever.”   ~Rishi Kapoor

“Feroz Abbas Khan has taken the Magnum Opus Mughal-e-Azam to an all new theatrical height. Just spectacular.”   ~Anil Kapoor

“Now we can be proud that we are at par with Broadway.”   ~Mukesh Ambani

“Mughal-E-Azam, the Musical play was a spectacular throwback to the legendary film…. the team and director Feroz Abbas Khan have excelled themselves.”   ~Karan Johar

“From costumes to sets to lighting, the play seems to have roped in the best in the business to create this visual masterpiece.”   ~Vogue

“The stage version seems to have all it takes to be a fitting tribute to Mughal-e-Azam.”   ~Indian Express

“A world class production, at last.”

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