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'Back to the Future: The Musical' to open on Broadway in summer 2023

The show will play the Winter Garden Theatre.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Great Scott! The award-winning musical adaptation of the hit film Back to the Future has set a Broadway premiere. The DeLorean will land at the Winter Garden Theatre on Friday, June 30, 2023 ahead of an August 3 opening.

Back to the Future: The Musical premiered in London's West End in 2020, where it won the 2022 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Two stars from that production will reprise their roles on Broadway: Tony Award winner Roger Bart as Emmett "Doc" Brown and Olivier Award nominee Hugh Coles as George McFly.

Additional casting for Back to the Future: The Musical on Broadway has yet to be announced.

Back to the Future follows a teenager named Marty McFly who, with the help of the scientist Doc Brown, time-travels from 1985 to 1955. He almost interferes with his parents' first meeting, though, and must make things right to save his own future life.

Bob Gale, who co-wrote the screenplays for Back to the Future and its two sequels, has adapted his work into the musical's book. Music and lyrics are by Alan Silvestri, who composed the film's score, and Glen Ballard. In addition to their original music, songs like "Johnny B. Goode" and "The Power of Love" will appear in Back to the Future: The Musical.

John Rando, who directed Mr. Saturday Night on Broadway last season, directs this show. The creative team also includes choreographer Chris Bailey, set and costume designer Tim Hatley, lighting designers Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone, sound designer Gareth Owen, video designer Finn Ross, musical superviser and arranger Nick Finlow, illusion designer Chris Fisher, orchestrators Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, dance arranger David Chase, and music director Ted Arthur.

Check back for information on Back to the Future: The Musical tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Ben Joyce as Marty McFly in Back to the Future in London. (Photo by Sean Ebsworth Barnes)

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