The world premiere Alicia Keys musical Hell's Kitchen is underway at The Public Theater Off-Broadway, with opening night set for November 19. Shoshana Bean and Maleah Joi Moon co-star in the new musical based on the 15-time Grammy winner's own life, featuring a book by Kristoffer Diaz. The theatre is offering a limited amount of $40 tickets to all performances via digital and in-person lotteries.
The digital lottery, run through TodayTix, accepts entries beginning Sundays for the next week of performances, with entries due by 2 PM the day before the performance. Winners are notified by email and push notification between 2 and 5 PM the day before the performance, and are given one hour to purchase the tickets.
The in-person lottery is being held in The Public's lobby two-and-a-half hours before performances. Winners are drawn two hours before the performance.
Lottery tickets are subject to availability and select blackout dates. Find more details about the lottery programs here.
Hell's Kitchen centers on 17-year-old Ali and her mother, sharing a cramped apartment near Times Square. Ali wants to live out her NYC dream, but Mom is scared her daughter will repeat her own mistakes. The premiere is helmed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Camille A. Brown.
Leading the cast are Maleah Joi Moon as Ali, opposite Shoshana Bean as Ali's mother Jersey, Brandon Victor Dixon as Ali's father Davis, Chad Carstarphen as Ray, Vanessa Ferguson as Tiny, Crystal Monee Hall as Crystal, Jakeim Hart as Q, Chris Lee as Knuck, Jackie Leon as Jessica, Kecia Lewis as Ali's piano teacher Miss Liza Jane, Mariand Torres as Millie, and Lamont Walker II as Riq.
The ensemble includes Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Timothy L. Edwards, David Guzman, Raechelle Manalo, Sarah Parker, and Niki Saludez, with understudies Desmond Sean Ellington, Badia Farha, Gianna Harris, Jade Milan, Onyxx Noel, Susan Oliveras, Aaron Nicholas Patterson, William Roberson, Donna Vivino, and Oscar Whitney Jr. rounding out the company. Casting is by Heidi Griffiths and Kate Murray.
The musical features orchestrations by Adam Blackstone and Tom Kitt, with arrangements by Keys and Blacksone. Kitt is also music consultant, with music coordination by Kristy Norter and music direction by Dominic Fallacaro.
Greif's creative team also includes scenic designer Robert Brill, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Natasha Katz, sound designer Gareth Owen, projection designer Peter Nigrini, and hair and wig designer Mia Neal. Danny Maly is production stage manager with Anthony Rigaglia, Tiffany N. Robinson, and Luisa Sánchez Colón as stage managers.