Where they're going, they don't need roads! Back to the Future: The Musical has announced a national tour of North America, set to begin summer 2024 after opening on Broadway.
The tour is expected to begin in Cleveland, Ohio in June 2024, after previewing at Proctors in Schenectady, New York. Additional tour stops and dates will be announced at a late date.
The tour will launch less than 12 months after the Olivier-winning production opens on Broadway, beginning performances at the Winter Garden Theatre June 30 ahead of an August 3 opening night.
The Broadway company will include Casey Likes as Marty McFly, and original West End leads Tony winner Roger Bart and Olivier nominee Hugh Coles, both reprising their roles as Doc Brown and George McFly. They will be joined by Liana Hunt as Lorraine Baines, Jelani Remy as Goldie Wilson/Marvin Berry, Nathaniel Hackmann as Biff Tannen, Merritt David Janes as Strickland, and Mikaela Secada as Jennifer Parker.
Based on the 1985 film, the musical 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."
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 the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The production transferred to London's West End the following year, earning seven Olivier Award nominations and winning Best New Musical.