It’s here! We’re so excited to announce the release of the Original Cast Recording to BACK TO THE FUTURE – THE MUSICAL. The award-winning musical is currently running at the Adelphi Theatre in London’s West End and features new music by multi-Grammy winners Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard alongside classic songs from the movie. Available everywhere now, the album is a special treat for audiences eager to connect with Back to the Future in an exciting new musical adventure. Following today’s digital release, the album will also be available in CD format beginning Friday, April 15 – preorder is available now. The official music video to “For the Dreamers” starring Roger Bart is also available now – watch here.
Of today’s release, Mark Cavell, President, Sony Masterworks notes, “I am thrilled beyond all measure that Sony Music Masterworks will be bringing you the fantastic music from this great show, featuring a host of new songs from the combined talents of Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard together with firm favorites from the movie”.
Behind this highly-praised stage show are Producer Colin Ingram (Ghost – The Musical) and Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the creators of the Back To The Future film trilogy. The show moved to the West End followingan out-of-town opening at the Manchester Opera House where it was enthusiastically received by critics and public alike. Roger Bart and Olly Dobson reprise the roles of ‘Dr Emmett Brown’ and ‘Marty McFly’ respectively. Also featured are Hugh Coles as ‘George McFly’, Rosanna Hyland as ‘Lorraine Baines’, Cedric Neal as ‘Goldie Wilson’, Aidan Cutler as ‘Biff Tannen’ and Courtney-Mae Briggs as ‘Jennifer Parker’.
Based on the Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment film, BACK TO THE FUTURE – THE MUSICAL has a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film including The Power of Love and Johnny B. Goode.
BACK TO THE FUTURE – THE MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award-winning director John Rando (Urinetown, On The Town), alongside the multi-Tony and Olivier Award-winning design team of Tim Hatley (set and costume design), lighting design by Tim Lutkin, lighting consultant Hugh Vanstone, Gareth Owen (sound) and Finn Ross (video), with choreography by Chris Bailey, musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow and Illusions by Chris Fisher. Orchestrations are by Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook, with dance arrangements by David Chase. Casting is by David Grindrod Associates.
BACK TO THE FUTURE – THE MUSICAL is nominated in 7 categories for the 2022 Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Olly Dobson), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Hugh Coles), Best Original Score or New Orchestrations (Composers: Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard; Orchestrations: Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook), Best Set Design (Tim Hatley for Design and Finn Ross for Video Design), Best Lighting Design (Tim Lutkin) and Best Sound Design (Gareth Owens).
It also recently won four WhatsOnStage Awards at the 22nd Annual Awards Ceremony for: Best New Musical, Best Supporting Actor (Hugh Coles), Best Lighting (Tim Lutkin) and Best Sound (Gareth Owen).
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Marty McFly is a rock ‘n’ roll teenager who is accidentally transported back to 1955 in a time-travelling DeLorean invented by his friend, Dr Emmett Brown. But before he can return to 1985, Marty must make sure his high school-aged parents fall in love in order to save his own existence.
Back to the Future the movie was released in 1985, starring Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd as Dr Emmett Brown. The film grossed $360.6 million (£279 million) at the box office worldwide and the total box office for all three films in the Back to the Future franchise was $936.6 million (over $1.8 billion in today’s money).