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‘Back To The Future’ Musical Coming To Broadway This Summer – Deadline

Broadway goes Back to the Future this summer time when the Olivier Award-winning musical stage adaptation of the 1985 movie begins previews on the Winter Garden Theatre. Making the journey stateside might be Roger Bart and Hugh Coles reprising their West End performances as Doc Brown and George McFly.

Broadway previews start Friday, June 30, forward of an official opening on Thursday, August 3.

The position of Marty McFly, performed by Michael J. Fox within the movie franchise, might be introduced quickly, as will extra casting.

Producers made the announcement immediately to coincide with Back To The Future Day, the October 21 date used for the setting of the longer term occasions within the movie franchise’s Back to the Future Part II. They additionally launched a teaser trailer that includes Bart and the movies’ Doc Brown Christopher Lloyd. Watch it under.

Roger Bart (Courtesy Production)

“Marty, Doc and everyone in Hill Valley will be living on Broadway and 50th Street for hopefully many years to come and we look forward to entertaining and thrilling audiences with this moving and spectacular musical version of the much beloved film,” stated lead producer Colin Ingram in a press release. “I’m delighted to be bringing Tony Award winner Roger Bart back to Broadway and introduce Olivier Award nominee Hugh Coles as George McFly who have enthralled audiences in London.”

Based on the 1985 Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment movie, the musical has a guide by Bob Gale (co-creator and co-writer of the movie trilogy), new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri (composer of the movie rating) and Glen Ballard (Jagged Little Pill), with extra songs from the movie together with Huey Lewis’ “The Power of Love” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.”

The inventive crew might be director John Rando (Mr. Saturday Night, Urinetown), Tim Hatley (set and costume design), Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and preparations by Nick Finlow, illusions by Chris Fisher, orchestrations by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, dance preparations by David Chase, and music course by Ted Arthur.

Gale stated in a press release, “If Bob Zemeckis and I time traveled back to 1980 and told our younger selves that the script they were struggling to write would become a Broadway musical 43 years later, they’d kick us out of their office and call us crazy….The London production exceeded our original expectations on every level, and we’re certain the Broadway version, anchored by the brilliantly talented Roger Bart and Hugh Coles, along with the fantastic songs by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, will be even better.”

Hugh Coles (Courtesy Production)

Said Silvestri and Ballard: “It all began for us with the story and characters that made Back To The Future a much beloved, cinematic classic. The magic of musical theatre presented us with the possibility of adding new dimension and depth to our familiar Hill Valley residents. Through song and dance their innermost thoughts, hopes, and dreams are now revealed.”

Producing might be Colin Ingram, Donovan Mannato, Tom Viertel/ Steven Baruch/ Marc Routh/ Richard Frankel, Hunter Arnold, Gavin Kalin, Playing Field, Robert L. Hutt, Ivy Herman/Hallee Adelman, Teresa Tsai, Bob McLynn, Kimberly Magarro, Crush Music, Universal Theatrical Group, Sony Masterworks, Augury, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, in affiliation with Neil Gooding Productions, Ricardo Marques, James L. Nederlander.

Tickets go on sale to most of the people Friday, Oct. 28.

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