The Broadway cast of Back to the Future: The Musical, based on the 1985 film of the same name, has been revealed. The main cast includes Casey Likes, Roger Bart, Liana Hunt, Hugh Coles, Nathaniel Hackmann, and Jelani Remy, supported by a large ensemble. Performances start on Friday, June 30, with the show officially opening on Thursday, Aug. 3, at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre.
Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, the 2022 Oliver Award-winning musical has a book by Bob Gale, co-creator and co-writer of the Back to the Future film trilogy, and new music and lyrics from Emmy and Grammy-winning Alan Silvestri, and Grammy-winning Glen Ballard. The musical will additionally feature music from the original film, including “The Power of Love,” and the cover of Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.”
The cast of Broadway’s Back to the Future: The Musical has an extensive background in Theatre. Roger Bart (Doc Brown) is best known for originating the role of ‘Carmen Ghia’ in Mel Brooks’ Broadway musical, The Producers, for which he received Tony and Drama Desk nominations, and has ventured into television, with supporting roles in ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Freeform’s Good Trouble. Casey Likes (Marty McFly) recently made his Broadway debut in Almost Famous: The Musical as William Miller, an adaption of the 2000 film of the same name starring Kate Hudson in her breakthrough role. Hugh Coles (George McFly) most recently appeared in the third season of FX Network’s Atlanta. Liana Hunt (Lorraine Baines) has performed on stages all across North America, making her Broadway debut as Sophie in Mamma Mia, an adaption of the 2008 film of the same name starring Amanda Seyfried. Jelani Remy (Goldie Wilson/Marvin Berry) has appeared in the Broadway adaptions of Disney’s High School Musical and High School Musical 2! and Nathaniel Hackmann (Biff Tannen) (he/him) is an internationally renowned actor, portraying Jean Valjean and Javert on Broadway in Les Misérables, as well as the titular roles in Jekyll and Hyde and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
The multi-Tony and Oliver Award-winning design team include Tim Hatley, Tim Lutkin, Hugh Vanstone, Gareth Owen, and Finn Ross, with Chris Bailey as the choreographer, Nick Finlow on musical supervision and arrangements, illusions by Chris Fisher, orchestrations by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, dance arrangements by David Chase, Ted Artur on music direction and casting by Tara Rubin. West End’s production of Back to the Future: The Musical has been seen by an audience of more than 800,000 people, and broken box office records at the Adelphi Theatre. On March 11, 2020, the musical had its world premiere at the Manchester Opera House and opened in London on Sept. 13, 2021.
Back to the Future: The Musical is produced by Colin Ingram, Donovan Mannato, Tom Viertel/ Steven Baruch/ Marc Routh/ Richard Frankel, Hunter Arnold, Playing Field, Robert L. Hutt, Ivy Herman/Hallee Adelman, Teresa Tsai, Bob, McLynn, Gavin Kalin, Kimberly Magarro, Crush Music, Universal Theatrical Group, Sony Masterworks, Augury, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, in association with Neil Gooding Productions, Ricardo Marques, James L. Nederlander. Bespoke Theatricals serves as General Manager.
Less than a year after the show opens this August, Back to the Future: The Musical will begin a 2024 tour with four preview performances at Proctors in Schenectady from June 4-6, 2024, before opening its tour at the KeyBank State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional tour locations will be announced at a later date, and tickets will be available as a subscription exclusive to 2023-2024 KeyBank Subscription Series subscribers and the REP 2023-2024 subscribers starting Wednesday, May 31. Individual tickets will be available at a later time.
Listen to the original Back to the Future: The Musical cast album, from Sony Masterworks Broadway, here.
Tickets for Back to the Future: The Musical can be purchased by phone at 212-239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com.