'Hell's Kitchen' to transfer to Broadway in the spring

The musical, inspired by the experiences of and featuring songs by Alicia Keys, will play the Shubert Theatre after its Off-Broadway run at The Public Theater.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

There's nothing you can't do, now you're on Broadway! Alicia Keys's musical Hell's Kitchen will transfer to Broadway in spring 2024, beginning performances at the Shubert Theatre on March 28 ahead of an April 20 opening night.

Hell's Kitchen is loosely based on Keys's upbringing in the title Manhattan neighborhood. The main character, a teenage Ali, comes of age and discovers hard truths about love, race, and defiance alongside her mother — but she also finds her passion for music and unlocks her future.

The musical features Keys's hit pop songs, including "Fallin'," "No One," and "Empire State of Mind," alongside previously unheard songs from the musician. Hell's Kitchen marks Keys's first return to Broadway since she composed the music for the play Stick Fly in 2011.

The musical also features a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz, direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, set design by Robert Brill, costume design by Dede Ayite, lighting design by Natasha Katz, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Mia Neal, orchestrations by Tom Kitt and Adam Blackstone, arrangements by Keys and Blackstone, and music consultation by Kitt.

Hell's Kitchen is currently premiering off Broadway at The Public Theater, where it runs through January 14. New York Theatre Guide's four-star review reads, "Under Michael Greif's direction, Keys's home neighborhood is a living, pulsing, vibrant soundscape."

The cast of Hell's Kitchen off Broadway includes Shoshana Bean as Jersey, Chad Carstarphen as Ray, Brandon Victor Dixon as Davis, Vanessa Ferguson as Tiny, Crystal Monee Hall as Crystal, Chris Lee as Knuck, Jackie Leon as Jessica, Kecia Lewis as Miss Liza Jane, Maleah Joi Moon as Ali, Mariand Torres as Maria, and Lamont Walker II as Riq.

Casting for the Broadway production has yet to be announced.

Get Hell's Kitchen tickets now.

Book Tickets CTA - LT/NYTG

Photo credit: The cast of Hell's Kitchen at The Public Theater. (Photo by Joan Marcus)

Originally published on