‘Back To The Future’ Musical’s DeLorean Star Car Revs Up For Broadway Opening In 2023

Specific: A gleaming, stainless steel DMC is ready for its star turn in DeLorean New York. ghost of drama its chandelier, while miss saigon Claimed a helicopter hovering in view. and now, Broadway-Bound Hit West End Musical back in the future A scene-stealing DeLorean with Time Machine is appearing.

At a recent matinee performance at the Adelphi Theater in London back to the FutureWritten by Bob Zemeckis and Bob Gale and directed by Zemeckis, Michael J. Based on the 1985 film starring Fox, the older men – along with several partners and children – gave their loudest cheer when the DeLorean made an appearance. It delved into a haze of smoke and flashing blue and white lights about 20 minutes into the first act. “It excites them,” wondered Colin Ingram, the show’s lead producer. “Especially when it first travels, back in 1955,” he said.

The British-designed, Dutch-engineered stage vehicle “is a nearly $300,000 sight, and it turns, tilts, sways and spins,” Ingram explained. Actor Ben Joyce, wearing orange body warmers and ’80s-style denim in Marty McFly’s trademark apparel, demonstrated DeLorean’s computer-generated system to a Deadline reporter.

Synchronize your clocks! Ben Joyce set to play Marty McFly in London
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The DeLorean Time Machine will be made in the UK, then shipped to the US for Broadway and other North American productions. has plans for at least eight additional international productions back in the future.

Joyce, who hails from Swansea, South Wales, is currently starring in a London production jersey boys At the Trafalgar Theatre. He’ll be going from Frankie Vale to Hill Valley when he joins back in the future. The 22-year-old actor saw the show in Adelphi last year, months before he got the chance to audition for it. “My first two West End parts are both iconic roles,” he said.

back in the future Adelphi is about to hit its one-year mark, and its first major cast will see Joyce as Marty from Ollie Dobson, who debuted the role. Neither would transfer to Broadway with the show. Ingram said to audition back in the future Starting from late August to September, given that in America, Marty must be played by an American.

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Stage Star Car with Lead Producer Colin Ingram
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Tony winner Roger Bart (the creator) has been with the show as Doc Brown since its inception, a part made in the 1985 film and its two sequels by Christopher Lloyd. He will also live with it in London and beyond. “We are in talks for Roger to play the Doctor on Broadway,” Ingram confirmed.

Roger Bart and Christopher Lloyd

Roger Bart and Christopher Lloyd – Musical Doc and Original Doc
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Christopher Lloyd and Michael J Fox, ‘Back to the Future’ (1985)
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official announcements about back in the future Will be made in September, tickets will go on sale in October. No opening date has been made public. Deadline can report that producers and creatives have identified the Winter Garden Theater as their home for their shows. When questioned, Ingram replied, “I can’t say it’s Winter Garden. We’re still in talks.”

Then, he insisted, “I’m not confirming it.”

Nor would Ingram confirm that the Broadway production back in the future It would come with a 21st Century price tag of $23.5 million, although he acknowledged that it cost far less than the $28 million Broadway musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann’s film. Moulin Rouge!, Adding “there’s a big contingency there.”

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Roger Bart as Doc Brown
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London production is expected to improve by the end of the year or early 2023.

back in the future The music was written by Gayle, with music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, and directed by John Rando. The show was designed by Tim Hatley.

Madeleine Astrid Gurdon, Baroness Lloyd-Weber, is deputy chairman of LW Theatres, part of her husband Andrew Lord Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group empire. She is the power broker behind the scenes. It was she who saw the out-of-town performance back in the future In February 2020, at Manchester Opera House in the UK (before the pandemic closed cinemas), it announced that Adelphi would be its West End home, disappointing many of the producers it coveted.

So far his bet has proved wise. The show is a fun, crowded entertainer great for the family, not an artistic masterpiece. However, it won the Olivier Award as Best New Musical of the Year and other honors.

Visitors to London can see Ollie Dobson as Marty McFly for a few more weeks, until Joyce takes his place on 17 August.

Rando and his creative team are working on some changes to the production, which will be introduced when Joyce joins the show. “Unless you’ve seen the show a dozen times, you won’t notice them,” Ingram said. “It is all about reinforcing the show. Changes are not major,” he said.