Back to the Future: The Musical Sets Broadway Bow; Roger Bart and Hugh Coles to Lead the Cast | Playbill

Broadway News Back to the Future: The Musical Sets Broadway Bow; Roger Bart and Hugh Coles to Lead the Cast

The Olivier-winning musical based on the 1985 film made its West End premiere in 2021.

Back to the Future: The Musical has finally made its Broadway bow official, with performances set to begin June 30, 2023, at the Winter Garden Theatre ahead of an August 3 opening night. Tony winner Roger Bart and Olivier nominee Hugh Coles will reprise their West End performances on the Main Stem as Doc Brown and George McFly, respectively. Further casting is to be announced.

Get a first look at Bart—and a special guest—in a teaser for the upcoming production above.

Based on the 1985 Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, the musical, which opened in London September 13, 2021, has a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy winner Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy winner Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film, including "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B. Goode."

Olly Dobson and Hugh Coles in <i>Back to the Future</i>
Olly Dobson and Hugh Coles in Back to the Future at Manchester Opera House

A fan and American Express ticket pre-sale is currently available, with a general sale date set to begin October 28 at 10 AM ET.

The production will be directed by Tony winner John Rando, who will reunite his entire London creative team. The production will feature set and costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone, sound design by Gareth Owen, video design by Finn Ross, choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow, music direction by Ted Arthur, illusions by Chris Fisher, orchestrations by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, and dance arrangements by David Chase. Casting is by Tara Rubin.

The musical enjoyed a world premiere at Manchester Opera House in 2020, a run that was cut short due to COVID. The production transferred to London's West End the following year, earning seven Olivier Award nominations and winning Best New Musical.

 
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