Back to the Future is an upcoming musical with music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard and a book by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, adapted from their original screenplay. Based on the 1985 film of the same name the musical is expected to make its world première in London’s West End in 2016. and the year to which the trilogy’s characters travelled in Part II. The show will feature original music alongside hits from the film, including “The Power of Love” and “Johnny B. Goode”.
During a question and answer session at a 2004 DeLorean convention, Bob Gale said that “It seems like Back to the Future would make a great Broadway show. So someday, maybe that’ll happen. That’s something I’d like to see.” In February 2012, it was first revealed that a musical adaption of the 1985 film Back to the Future was being developed and had been explored for around eight years prior. Workshops for the musical took place in 2014, in July in London and the following month in Los Angeles, with the intention to open the show in the West End in 2015, in time for the 30th anniversary of the film.
The movie achieved success at the box office, taking over $380 million and was nominated for four Golden Globes, five Baftas and four Oscars, winning Best Sound Editing. It follows Marty McFly, a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time in a DeLorean to 1955. He meets his future parents in high school and accidentally attracts his mother’s romantic interest.Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love,and with the help of scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985. Back to the Future marked the start of a successful franchise, ultimately becoming a trilogy, with the total income for the three films taking over $936 million.