“Back to the Future” Musical Sets World Premiere

Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd in "Back To The Future." Photo by Snap Stills/REX/Shutterstock (2115495cc)

It looks like this time’s it!

After announcing multiple debut dates in the past, Back to the Future director confirms that Back to the Future: The Musical will finally hit the stage for its world premiere in 2020. 

The long-awaited musical based on the 1985 film Back to the Future debut early in 2020, showing 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.

The musical is directed by Tony-winner John Rando from a book by the film’s co-writer Bob Gale. Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis is attached as a producer. Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard wrote the score.

“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.”