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'The Outsiders' musical to come to Broadway in 2024

The new stage adaptation of S. E. Hinton's 1967 novel and Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 movie will play the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre beginning in March.

Gillian Russo
Gillian Russo

Stay gold, New York! A musical adaptation of The Outsiders will come to Broadway in 2024 following its world premiere in California this past spring. Broadway performances begin on March 16, with an opening night of April 11 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.

The musical is adapted from S. E. Hinton's coming-of-age novel about rival gangs in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma. The story centers around Ponyboy Curtis and Johnny Cade, members of the lower-class gang whose bond with each other and their fellow "greasers" helps them survive and gives them hope for a better life.

A film adaptation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, was released in 1983. The Outsiders musical, co-produced by Angelina Jolie, is based on both the book and the film.

The Outsiders features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine, who also does music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations. Music and lyrics are by Levine and the folk duo Jamestown Revival, composed of Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance. Choreography by Rick and Jeff Kuperman, and direction is by Danya Taymor.

The creative team also includes scenic designers AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, costume designer Sarafina Bush, lighting designer Brian MacDevitt, sound designer Cody Spencer, projection designer Hana Kim, and music director Matt Hinkley.

Casting for The Outsiders on Broadway has yet to be announced. The cast for the world-premiere production at La Jolla Playhouse was led by Brody Grant as Ponyboy and Sky Lakota-Lynch as Johnny.

Check back for information on The Outsiders tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Photo credit: Adam Rapp, Justin Levine, Jonathan Clay, and Zach Chance. (Photos courtesy of production)

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