Fire up your DeLorean and travel Back to the Future. The musical adaptation of the cult classic 1985 movie transfers to Broadway in 2023 following a hit London run. Get Back to the Future tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
Like the film, the Back to the Future musical follows teenager Marty McFly and his friend Doc, a scientist who makes a time machine from a DeLorean. The pair end up accidentally using it to travel back to 1955. Besides being the year Doc came up with time travel, that's also when Marty's parents were in high school. When Marty accidentally disrupts their first meeting, he has to figure out how to get them back together again so he doesn't mess up the future — and his life.
Bob Gale, who co-wrote the film with Robert Zemeckis, adapts his screenplay for the stage. With the help of special effects, lots of fan-favorite movie moments, like the flying DeLorean and Marty's gradual disappearance during the Enchantment Under the Sea dance, are recreated for the stage, too.
The film starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, both of whom have since seen the Back to the Future musical in London's West End (Fox virtually). That production opened in 2021 and later won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, along with two additional Oliviers out of seven nominations. Prior, the musical made its world premiere in 2020 in Manchester, England.
The original Back to the Future Broadway cast features Roger Bart and Hugh Coles reprising their West End roles as Doc Brown and George McFly, respectively.
The Back to the Future musical features an original score by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, but there are a few hits from the movie featured as well, including "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B. Goode."
Back to the Future runs 2 hours and 40 minutes, including an intermission.
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2h 35m (incl. intermission)
June 30th, 2023
6+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre.
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By: Bob Gale, from the screenplay by Robert Zemeckis and Gale
Songs by: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard
Director: John Rando
Choreography: Chris Bailey
Cast list: Roger Bart (as Doc Brown), Hugh Coles (as George McFly), Casey Likes (as Marty McFly), Liana Hunt (as Lorraine Baines), Jelani Remy (as Goldie Wilson/Marvin Berry), Nathaniel Hackmann (as Biff Tannen) Design: Tim Hatley
Costumes: Tim Hatley
Lighting: Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Video design by Finn Ross, illusion design by Chris Fisher, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow, orchestrations by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, dance arrangements by David Chase, music direction by Ted Arthur
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Great Scott, the classic time-traveling movie is now a Broadway musical. Join Marty McFly's plutonium-powered adventure from 1985 to 1955, where he almost prevents his parents from meeting and has to make things right. The stage version features new songs alongside the film's hits, like "The Power of Love." Find out more about tickets.
Back to the Future on Broadway is playing at Winter Garden Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10019.
The running time of Back to the Future on Broadway is 2h 35m (incl. intermission).
The recommended age for Back to the Future on Broadway is 6+. Children under the age of 4 will not be admitted into the theatre..
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Tickets for Back to the Future on Broadway start at $77.
Back to the Future: The Musical is based on the movie. The stage show has the same plot and characters, but the musical adds more original songs alongside the film's most famous tunes.
Bob Gale, a co-writer of the original film's script, wrote the script for Back to the Future: The Musical. Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard wrote the music and lyrics; Silvestri previously composed the film's score.
Yes, "The Power of Love," "Johnny B. Goode," and "Earth Angel" all appear in Back to the Future on Broadway. The rest of the musical's score consists of new, original songs by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard.
Roger Bart plays Doc Brown in Back to the Future: The Musical, reprising the role from the world-premiere production in London. He's best known for You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, for which he won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.
Casey Likes plays Marty McFly in Back to the Future on Broadway. He's also known for playing William Miller in the Broadway adaptation of Almost Famous and Gene Simmons in the film Spinning Gold.
Back to the Future: The Musical is recommended for kids age 6 and up. The show contains some brief sexual themes, but the content is otherwise appropriate for children. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.
John Rando directs Back to the Future on Broadway. He is a Tony Award winner for staging Urinetown and a nominee for On the Town. He's also known for directing shows like The Wedding Singer and Mr. Saturday Night, also adapted from popular films.
New York Theatre Guide's four-star review reads, "The musical adaptation, now on Broadway with 1.21 gigawatts of spectacle... gives Back to the Future the larger-than-life presentation it deserves. The show is a great option for fans of the movie and anyone looking for an energetic show with impressive design and special effects.