According to an exclusive on Deadline, a highly anticipated musical titled New York, New York is coming to Broadway next spring. The show has been in the works for four years and is “loosely based on Martin Scorsese’s 1977 film New York, New York,” set to hit the stage in April of 2023.
The musical will be a culmination of elite talent like Sonia Friedman (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, The Ferryman) and Tom Kirdahy (Inheritance) as producers, Tony and Olivier Award winner Susan Stroman as director and choreographer, songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, and Broadway royalty, Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Songs from the movie will make their way into the show, including Kander and Ebb’s title track. It will be the pair’s first Broadway musical since The Visit in 2015. Miranda will be helping the duo with additional lyrics for new songs to be featured in the production, shared Deadline.
So far, we understand the musical will have 31 cast members and a 19 person orchestra. Castings will be made by Jim Carnahan Casting’s Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger.
As aforementioned, the production will be a loose iteration of the 1977 film, as Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli’s characters are not expected to be included. Deadline shares that the show will actually feature “little of Scorsese’s storyline.” Set in 1946, the main theme will hone in on “a city in recovery.”
A Broadway big shot (who preferred to stay anonymous) stated “It’s about this city; this social experiment of people from all walks of life. Simply put, it’s about New York with a big band, big cast and show-stopping dance numbers. The thing to remember is that it’s not the film, it’s a million miles away from the film, just to be clear.”
News about which theater it shall take over is expected to come by March 2023.