Years after it was first rumored, a stage musical version of the celebrated 1985 film “Back to The Future” is officially happening.
The original film’s director Robert Zemeckis, co-writer Bob Gale, and original composer Alan Silvestri have all teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter Glenn Ballard for the musical.
It will premiere at the Manchester Opera House in Manchester with a twelve-week-only engagement beginning February 20th 2020 and then will move to London’s West End. So far, a North American premiere date has not been set.
Tony winner John Rando is directing while Glenn Ballard will do the new songs. Alan Silvestri’s score and some of the more popular songs from the movie like “The Power of Love,” “Johnny B Goode,” “Earth Angel,” and “Back in Time” will also be included. Olly Dobson is set to play Marty McFly with further casting to be revealed at a later date.
The project was first announced four years ago, but the premiere date came and went. Now, finally, it looks like it is really moving forward this time. Musical tickets go on sale May 24th.