Zee Theatre is bringing four international musical blockbusters to Indian television for the first time. They include the smash hit from Elton and Lee Hall, Billy Elliot: The Musical.
The others are Hairspray Live!, Peter Pan Live!, and The Sound of Music Live! The latter will air on pay-TV channel Tata Play Theatre on the 29th of May; the rest are yet to be announced: https://zeenews.india.com/television/zee-theatre-expands-its-slate-with-4-award-winning-musical-blockbusters-2465604.html.
Talking about why Zee Theatre is bringing these productions to Indian TV, Shailja Kejriwal, Chief Creative Officer - Special Projects, ZEEL, explains: ''Indian audiences are no stranger to musicals. Our cinema and theatrical traditions thrive on musicality and dance.
''Musicals are also a huge part of Broadway and West End and we have curated some that will resonate the most with Indian audiences. The Sound of Music, Hairspray Live!, Peter Pan Live!, and Billy Elliot: The Musical are genre-defining stories that span coming-of-age dilemmas, love, self-discovery, and a lot more enthralling generations worldwide. These productions have much to recommend them and we are thrilled to introduce them to families across India.''