Back to the Future is one of those series that we will probably never fall out of love with. And if you agree with us, we have some good news for you about the upcoming musical adaptation of the film.
To take it back, in 2012, the director Robert Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale of the film discussed plans for making a musical out of the 1985 smash hit.
Then, in 2014, it was reported that Back to the Future: The Musical would debut the following year, which didn’t happen.
Now, the production finally dropped a release date, and it’s a bit into the future.
“Bob Zemeckis and I have been trying to get this project off the ground for years, but good things take time and finally, the time is right,” Gale said to Playbill. “Our cast is outstanding, the songs are fantastic, and director John Rando is doing an amazing job ensuring the show truly captures the magic of the movie. We’re thrilled that we can retell our story on stage in a brand-new way, and we’re certain that Back to the Future fans all over the world will share our enthusiasm.”
“In the words of Marty McFly, ‘your kids are gonna love it’—and so will you and your parents,” he continued.
Back To The Future: The Musical will open in Manchester, UK for a 12-week period. It will begin showing Feb. 20, 2020 and move to London.
You can see the poster for the show below.
Wait a minute, ah… you’re telling me you built a musical theater production out of our film about a DeLorean?
— Amblin (@amblin) May 17, 2019
As previously stated, the musical is directed by Tony winner John Rando and there will be new music put together by Glenn Ballard. However, the songs will also include tracks and the score from the original film.
Marty McFly will be played by Olly Dobson, and further casting will be revealed at a later date.
Tickets go on sale May 24, but you can sign up for priority pre-sale tickets the day before with your email here.
What do you think of Back To The Future: The Musical hitting the stage next February? Sound off in the comments below!