Following reports the production would open this season, New York, New York has officially set dates and found a Broadway home, with the musical set to begin previews March 24, 2023, and open April 26 at the St. James Theatre.
As previously announced, New York, New York is loosely based on the iconic 1977 Martin Scorsese film of the same name. Set in 1946, the story centers on the singers, dancers, musicians, and makers of New York City as they do what it takes to survive and thrive while the city rebuilds itself following World War II.
The score will include John Kander and Fred Ebb's songs written for the film, including "But the World Goes 'Round" and the title theme, along with new songs by Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda. The book has been penned by David Thompson and Sharon Washington, and five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph.
"In 1945, World War II ended. In the years that immediately followed, hundreds of thousands of ex-servicemen and women—myself included—descended on New York City, a tough, gritty, beautiful dream palace, filled with youthful energy and optimism. ‘The sadness is over! This is where I can become the person I was meant to become!’ And this is the New York of our story," says Kander in a statement...READ MORE