Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele star as two musicians chasing love and dreams of stardom in World War II-era New York City in Broadway's New York, New York, adapted from the 1977 film and featuring songs by John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Currently running at the St. James Theatre, the new musical opens April 26. Get a first look at the show with video highlights above, and newly released production shots below.
Joining Ryan and Uzele are Clyde Alves (On the Town) as Tommy Caggiano, John Clay III (Choir Boy) as Jesse Webb, Janet Dacal (In the Heights) as Sofia Diaz, Ben Davis (Dear Evan Hansen) as Gordon Kendrick, Oliver Prose as Alex Mann, Angel Sigala as Mateo Diaz, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner (Side Show) as Madame Veltri. Prose and Sigala both make their Broadway debuts with the production.
The ensemble features Wendi Bergamini, Allison Blackwell, Giovanni Bonaventura, Jim Borstelmann, Lauren Carr, Mike Cefalo, Bryan J. Cortés, Kristine Covillo, Gabriella Enriquez, Haley Fish, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Richard Gatta, Stephen Hanna, Naomi Kakuk, Akina Kitazawa, Ian Liberto, Kevin Ligon, Leo Moctezuma, Aaron Nicholas Patterson, Dayna Marie Quincy, Julian Ramos, Drew Redington, Benjamin Rivera, Vanessa Sears, Davis Wayne, Jeff Williams, and Darius Wright. Casting is by Jim Carnahan and Jason Thinger.
Inspired by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture New York, New York, written by Earl M. Rauch and Mardik Martin, the new musical is set in 1946. The war is over, and a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself. Among them is Francine Evans (Uzele), a young singer just off the bus from Philly, who is destined for greatness. At least, until she encounters New York native Jimmy Doyle (Ryan), a brilliant but disillusioned musician. The stage musical's book is by David Thompson and Sharon Washington.
In addition to director and choreographer Susan Stroman, the creative team also includes scenic designer Beowulf Boritt (POTUS), costume designer Donna Zakowska (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel), lighting designer Ken Billington (The Scottsboro Boys), sound designer Kai Harada (The Band's Visit), projection designer Christopher Ash (co-designing with Boritt), and hair and wig designer Sabana Majeed (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel). Johnny Milani serves as production stage manager.
New York, New York is produced by Sonia Friedman and Tom Kirdahy, in association with MGM ON STAGE and Chartoff-Winkler.