A stage adaptation "loosely based" on the 1977 Martin Scorsese film New York, New York is headed to Broadway this season, according to a report in Deadline. Along with the movie's songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, the stage musical will feature new songs by Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda. Susan Stroman will direct.
The musical will reportedly begin performances in March 2023 ahead of an April opening at a theatre to be determined.
Handling the book will be David Thompson and Sharon Washington, making the project somewhat of a The Scottsboro Boys reunion; Thompson penned the book for the 2010 Stroman-helmed Kander and Ebb musical, which featured Washington in the cast as The Lady. Also on the creative team are music supervisor and arranger Sam Davis, orchestrators Daryl Waters and Davis, vocal arranger David Loud, and music director Alvin Hough, Jr.
The 1977 film tracks a jazz saxophonist and a pop singer, played on screen by Robert De Niro and Liza Minnelli, respectively, whose marriage falls apart after their careers take them on different paths. The stage musical will reportedly not include either of these characters nor much of the film's storyline, though, like the film, it will be set in 1946 New York City. The film included four Kander and Ebb songs, including "But the World Goes 'Round" and, most iconically, the title theme.