Now she's in New York! Alicia Keys's new musical Hell's Kitchen, inspired by the Grammy-winning musician's New York upbringing, is coming to Broadway just blocks away from the title neighborhood. Get Hell's Kitchen tickets on New York Theatre Guide.
The Hell's Kitchen musical is set in a tiny apartment in the title neighborhood, where 17-year-old Ali has big dreams and a wary mother who tries to keep Ali from repeating her past mistakes. As Ali falls for a young drummer and befriends a piano teacher in her building, she and her mother learn all the possibilities Ali's future can hold — and the racial and coming-of-age obstacles she'll have to overcome to make her dreams come true.
This new show marks Keys's second foray into Broadway theatre following the 2011 play Stick Fly, for which she composed original music. She's best known for her acclaimed music career, which has earned her 15 Grammy Awards. Keys is known for her unique sound that blends R&B, soul, hip-hop, and pop, and some of her biggest hits include "Fallin'," "If I Ain't Got You," and "Empire State of Mind." All these existing hits and more appear in Hell's Kitchen alongside previously unheard songs.
Hell's Kitchen on Broadway is at the Shubert Theatre in the Theatre District, adjacent to Hell's Kitchen. The musical premiered a little further away from the title neighborhood, though: at The Public Theater in Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood. Multiple musicals, including Manhattan native Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, made the move uptown after premiering at the Public.
Speaking of New York natives, the entire lead creative team of Hell's Kitchen, alongside Keys, was also born and raised in the area. Director Michael Greif, a four-time Tony nominee for directing the NYC-set Rent and other shows, is from Brooklyn. Choreographer Camille A. Brown (two-time Tony nominee for the 2022 revival of for colored girls) hails from Queens, and bookwriter Kristoffer Diaz (Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) is from Yonkers, just outside the city.
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2h 30m (incl. one intermission)
March 28th, 2024
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
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By: Kristoffer Diaz
Songs by: Alicia Keys
Director: Michael Greif
Choreography: Camille A. Brown
Cast list: Maleah Joi Moon (as Ali), Shoshana Bean (as Jersey), Brandon Victor Dixon (as Davis), Kecia Lewis (as Miss Liza Jane), Chris Lee (as Knuck)
Design: Robert Brill
Costumes: Dede Ayite
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Mia Neal, orchestrations by Tom Kitt and Adam Blackstone, arrangements by Alicia Keys and Blackstone, music consulting by Kitt
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Hell's Kitchen on Broadway is playing at Shubert Theatre. The theatre is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
The running time of Hell's Kitchen on Broadway is 2h 30m (incl. one intermission).
The recommended age for Hell's Kitchen on Broadway is Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre..
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Tickets for Hell's Kitchen on Broadway start at $64.
Alicia Keys (music and lyrics) and Kristoffer Diaz (book) wrote Hell's Kitchen. Keys is a 15-time Grammy Award-winning musician, and Diaz is a Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity.
Michael Greif directs Hell's Kitchen. He is a four-time Tony Award nominee for shows including Dear Evan Hansen and Rent, and he also staged Hell's Kitchen's Off-Broadway premiere production.
More than 20 Alicia Keys songs are included in Hell's Kitchen, including her world-famous hits "If I Ain't Got You," "No One," "Fallin'," and "Empire State of Mind." Learn more about all the Alicia Keys songs in Hell's Kitchen on Broadway.
Hell's Kitchen is recommended for teens and adults, as the musical contains strong language and references to violence and sex. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.