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Kander and Ebb, Lin-Manuel Miranda musical 'New York, New York' to open on Broadway

The new show will go up in March.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

If it can make it here, it can make it anywhere! A new musical titled New York, New York, loosely based on the 1977 Martin Scorsese film, is set to open on Broadway in the spring. Performances will begin in March ahead of an opening night in April, with exact dates, a theatre, and casting to be announced.

John Kander and Fred Ebb, the duo behind the musicals Chicago and Cabaret, wrote four songs for the original movie, including "Theme from New York, New York," made most famous by Frank Sinatra. Those songs will be used in the musical. Kander will also compose new songs for which Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will write the lyrics. David Thompson and Sharon Washington will co-write the book.

Susan Stroman, a five-time Tony Award winner for shows including Show Boat and The Producers, will direct and choreograph New York, New York. She was represented on Broadway last season as director for the play POTUS.

New York, New York will also have music supervision and arrangements by Sam Davis; orchestrations by Daryl Waters and Davis; vocal arrangements by David Loud; and music direction by Alvin Hough Jr.

Scorsese's film stars Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli as a pair of troubled lovers in 1946 New York. The New York, New York musical will be set in the same time and place, but De Niro and Minnelli's characters will not be in the musical. Little is known about the new plot thus far. As reported by Deadline, a spokesperson for the production said, "It's about this city; this social experiment of people from all walks of life. Simply put, it's about New York with a big band, big cast and show-stopping dance numbers."

The last new Kander and Ebb musical to premiere on Broadway was The Visit in 2015. The famous musical writers are currently represented on Broadway with Chicago, which has been running for over 25 years and is the second-longest-running show in Broadway history.

Check back for information on New York, New York tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

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