“New York, New York,” the new musical from writers John Kander & Fred Ebb, will open on Broadway in 2023.
Previews are set to begin at the St. James Theatre on March 24, ahead of an official opening night on April 26.
Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph. Music and lyrics are by Tony winners Kander & Ebb. Notably, the duo wrote the title song “New York, New York,” made famous by Frank Sinatra. The musical features a book by Tony nominee David Thompson and co-written by Sharon Washington. Additional lyrics are by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Cast and additional creative team announcements are expected in the coming months.
Inspired by the eponymous 1977 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film written by Earl M. Rauch, the new musical takes place in 1946 as New York begins to rebuild post-World War II and centers around a group of singers, dancers, musicians and artists looking to make it big and find success.
“New York, New York” is produced on Broadway by Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy, in association with MGM ON STAGE and Chartoff-Winkler.
“The great John Kander said to us recently, when referring to his time in New York City in the years following the end of World War II, ‘the possibility of a future was always there.’ Perhaps the same could be said of living and working in New York City today,” said producers Friedman and Kirdahy in a statement. “Once again, the city is bursting with energy, new hope, and the sense that anything is possible — feelings that lie at the very heart of our musical ‘New York, New York.’ … We can’t wait to share the music, dance, stories and characters of New York with Broadway audiences this spring.”