A new musical loosely based on Martin Scorsese’s 1977 MGM film “New York, New York” is heading to Broadway in 2023.
A Broadway theatre is yet to be announced for the show, but performances will start in March 2023, with an opening night in April.
Multi award-winner Susan Stroman is lined up to direct and choreograph. She recently directed a hugely successful production of Crazy For You at Chichester Festival Theatre – which is tipped to be making a West End transfer.
New York, New York will feature the four musical numbers written for the movie by Cabaret and Chicago creators John Kander and Fred Ebb – including that big belter (and karaoke classic) of a number, New York, New York.
Plus Deadline has reported that John Kander is going to write some new songs for the show, with Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda writing the lyrics.
Casting is underway from today, looking for 31 actors and dancers, and an orchestra of 19.
West End impresario Sonia Friedman – who is currently producing Funny Girl on Broadway – is going to produce this, alongside Inheritance producer Tom Kirdahy. The pair has asked David Thompson, who worked with Kander and Ebb previously on The Scottsboro Boys and Steel Pier, to write the book, and Sharon Washington (Feeding the Dragon) will co-write the show.
Sam Davis has also signed on for music supervision and arrangements, with Davis and Daryl Waters doing orchestrations, David Loud vocal arrangements, and music direction by Alvin Hough Jr.
The show will be set in postwar 1946 New York, as per the movie, but much else will change, including new characters (so no Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli recreations).
A workshop was run a few months ago for the show, which was deemed a success.
The original movie was written by Mardik Martin and Earl Mac Rauch, based on a story by Rauch.