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Michael J Fox and more visit Back to the Future on Broadway

The British-born musical is now up and running in New York

Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson with cast and creative team members of Back to the Futre: The Musical on Broadway
Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson with cast and creative team members of Back to the Futre: The Musical on Broadway, © Andy Henderson

The original stars of Back to the Future reunited at the Winter Garden Theatre last night to celebrate the arrival of Back to the Future: The MusicalAmong those on hand were Michael J Fox (Marty McFly), Christopher Lloyd (Doc Brown), Lea Thompson (Lorraine), producer Steven Spielberg, director Robert Zemeckis, and songwriter Huey Lewis. The gala evening served as a benefit for the The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Directed by John Rando, the Broadway cast includes West End originals Roger Bart (as Doc Brown) and WhatsOnStage Award winner Hugh Coles (as George McFly), alongside Casey Likes (as Marty McFly), Liana Hunt (as Lorraine Baines), Jelani Remy (as Goldie Wilson/Marvin Berry), and Nathaniel Hackmann (as Biff Tannen).

Rounding out the ensemble are Merritt David Janes (as Strickland), Mikaela Secada (as Jennifer Parker), Amber Ardolino, Will Branner, Victoria Byrd, Brendon Chan, Kevin Curtis, Nick Drake, Samuel Gerber, Marc Heitzman, Kimberly Immanuel, Joshua Kenneth Allen Johnson, Hannah Kevitt, JJ Niemann, Becca Petersen, Emma Pittman, Jonalyn Saxer, Blakely Slaybaugh, Gabi Stapula, and Daryl Tofa.

Based on the beloved 1985 sci-fi movie, Back to the Future has a book by Bob Gale, co-writer of the film trilogy, and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for the movie series, and Glen Ballard. The show also includes the Huey Lewis hit from the film such as “The Power of Love” and Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.” The production received the 2022 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical.

The creative team also includes Chris Bailey (choreography), Tim Hatley (sets and costumes), Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound), Finn Ross (video), Nick Finlow (music supervision and arrangements), Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook (orchestrations), David Chase (dance arrangements), and Ted Arthur (music direction).

Steven Spielberg at Back to the Future on Broadway
Steven Spielberg, © Andy Henderson
Harry Waters Jr. (original Marvin Berry) and Marc McClure (original Dave McFly)
Harry Waters Jr. (original Marvin Berry) and Marc McClure (original Dave McFly) © Andy Henderson
BTTF cast
Back to the Future Broadway cast © Andy Henderson
BTTF Bway cast
Members of the Back to the Future Broadway cast © Andy Henderson
Donald Fullilove (original Goldie Wilson)
Donald Fullilove (original Goldie Wilson) © Andy Henderson
James Tolkan (original Mr. Strickland)
James Tolkan (original Mr. Strickland) © Andy Henderson
Michael J. Fox and Roger Bart
Michael J. Fox and Roger Bart © Andy Henderson
Hugh Coles
Hugh Coles © Andy Henderson

The performance served as the production’s opening, with reviews embargoed until 3 August.

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