“Back to the Future” Musical Sets World Premiere

The long-awaited musical based on the 1985 film Back to the Future finally has a world premiere date!

The project, that has been in development since 2012 is finally making it to the stage according to Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis. 

Back to the Future: The Musical will finally hit the stage for its world premiere in 2020. It will show at the Manchester Opera House in the UK from February 20 through May 17. According to Playbill, a London engagement will follow at a West End venue but no Broadway plans have been announced.

Tony-winner John Rando is directing from a book by Bob Gale. Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard wrote the score. Zemeckis is attached as a producer.

“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,” said Gale. “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.”