To every Back to the Future fan, October 21 is a memorable date. It’s the day that Marty McFly first travels back in time, setting off on a zany adventure spanning three movie installments that have had viewers glued to the screen each time the trilogy comes on. This last October 21, however, held a special surprise — Back to the Future: The Musical is coming to Broadway in the summer of 2023.
Back to the Future Fans, Rejoice!
If you’re planning a trip to New York next summer, be sure to book yourself a ticket. Back to the Future: The Musical is coming to the Big Apple’s Winter Garden Theater from across the pond, where it first debuted at the Manchester Opera House in 2020. Unfortunately, the event of 2020 cut the musical’s initial run short, but it was reopened at London’s Adelphi Theater last fall, where it’s still running. Now, American fans no longer have to cross oceans to see the show. It’s coming right to your doorstep!
A Synopsis of the Musical
For those who’ve seen the trilogy, Back to the Future, the musical will largely focus on the events of the first film — a puffer-vest-clad teenager Marty McFly befriends a “mad scientist” Emmett “Doc” Brown, who built a flying time machine out of his DeLorean. McFly accidentally uses the DeLorean to travel back in time, where he finds himself entangled in the lives of his young parents, thus threatening his own existence.
Approved by the Original Trilogy Creators
Bob Gale, who co-produced and co-wrote all three Back to the Future movies, is the one who wrote the book for the musical adaptation. Alan Silvestri, who did the music scores, teamed up with Glen Ballard to write the songs for the musical as well. In other words, many of the trilogy’s original creators worked on making the musical. Christopher Lloyd, who played the iconic Doc Brown in the films, appeared in a video to promote the Broadway debut. What other seal of approval could we possibly need?
Back to the Future: The Musical has already received critical acclaim and has stolen viewers’ hearts. The Broadway premiere is set for August 2, 2023, with preview performances starting on June 30.