Back to the Future Musical Heads to the Stage | Fanboys Anonymous

Back to the Future Musical Heads to the Stage

Posted by Caelan Dooley Monday, February 3, 2014
Great Scott! The time-traveling Delorean is gearing up for its next adventure—this time hitting the stage for an exciting sci-fi comedy musical.

Thirty years after Marty McFly was first transported back to 1955 in the plutonium-powered Delorean, built by Dr. Emmett Brown, to make sure his teenage parents united in order to save his own existence,  Back to the Future: The Musical is set to take on a whole new hysterical adventure.

Back to the Future Musical set to take stage in 2015
Back the the Future: The Musical set to take stage in 2015

Director Robert Zemeckis teamed up with original screenwriter Bob Gale and theater director Jamie Loyd to announce the production of the stage musical based on the 1985 classic film Back to the Future. They will be joined by producer Colin Ingram with the help of Universal Stage Productions and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment, which were responsible for the original films.

The musical will raise its curtains on London's West End stage in 2015, in perfect timing for the film's thirtieth anniversary.

Gale told BBC News that the musical will be "true to the spirit of the film without being a slavish remake."

"We intend to use music from the movie along with brand new songs to make a version of Back to the Future that is fresh, entertaining and takes advantage of all the amazing things that can now be done on stage," Gale said.

The production will include "illusions, skateboarding and many other surprises that will capture the spirit of the film but freshly interpret it for a new audience," Jamie Lloyd said in a statement to NY Daily News.

Back to the Future, which starred Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, grossed over $381 million worldwide and went on to inspire two more sequels and plenty of video games.

The stage production will feature music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard with additional music from the film by Huey Lewis and the News, Chuck Berry, Pat Ballard, and Curtis Williams.

No details have been released on the opening date or cast, although according to CNet, a Broadway launch may take off if the London production is a hit.


Who do you think should take the stage as Marty McFly? Let us know in the comment section below.
THIS POST WRITTEN BY: CAELAN DOOLEY

Caelan Dooley is a queer artist, activist, and writer, covering comics, tech, and video games. She regularly performs with the Rich Weirdoes, Orlando's Rocky Horror shadow cast. You can follow her on Twitter. Extended staff profile here.

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