The play marks the 30th anniversary of the classic film
Great Scott!!! One of the ’80s most iconic and most successful films is getting the musical treatment in 2015: Back To The Future (BTTF)!
Billboard reports that producers unveiled plans Thursday night that a show adapted from the 1985 sci-fi comedy franchise starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, Christopher Lloyd as Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown, Crispin Glover as George McFly, Lea Thompson as Lorraine McFly and Thomas F. Wilson as Biff Tannen will open in London’s West End in 2015 which also marks the 30th anniversary of the original film. A Broadway run is also possible if the musical is as successful as the films.
Robert Zemeckis, who directed and co-wrote all three films, will pen a book with BTTF co-writer Bob Gale and Jamie Lloyd, who will direct the musical. Composer Alan Silvestri and songwriter and producer Glen Ballard will write new music and lyrics for the production.
The original film included plenty of rock and roll including “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis & The News as the theme song and Marty McFly’s modern take on Chuck Berry’s 1958 classic “Johnny B Goode.”
Back To The Future joins the likes of Ghost, Little Shop of Horrors, Flashdance, Dirty Dancing, Big, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Elf as the latest modern classic to be transformed into a musical.
Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Entertainment, Colin Ingram, Universal Stage Productions, Donovan Mannato and CJ E&M are all producing the musical.
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