Hell's Kitchen
Hell's Kitchen

Alicia Keys’ New Musical Hell’s Kitchen to Open on Broadway

Fresh off a sold-out world premiere at The Public Theater, the new musical Hell’s Kitchen, conceived by the innovative mind of 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, with music and lyrics by Keys, book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz, music supervision by Emmy and Grammy Award winner Adam Blackstone, music consulting by two-time Tony and Emmy winner Tom Kitt, choreography by Tony Award nominee Camille A. Brown and direction by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif will make its Broadway premiere this spring. 

The new musical will begin previews Thursday, March 28, 2024, ahead of an opening night on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 11 at 12 p.m. EST.

There’s a place where the rhythm of the city is music, where every corner has a story, and every window is a kaleidoscope. Where a girl can step out of her apartment and find the world. That’s Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical from 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys that’s about to make Broadway feel brand new. 

“Good things take time and for 13 years, I’ve been dreaming, developing and finding inspiration for a musical based on my experience growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Hell’s Kitchen is inspired by my life, but it’s not a biographical story. It’s a story about family relationships and identity: Who are we? Who do we want to be? Who are we becoming?” said Alicia Keys. “The score features new songs that I’m really excited to get out into the world alongside many of my album releases that you know but you’ve never heard like this – rearranged and reinterpreted. I’m honored to be a part of this Broadway season with so much incredible talent and great stories. I grew up with musical theater and have so many memories of standing on line at TKTS to see shows like Miss Saigon and Rent. For me, Hell’s Kitchen is also a New York story of finding your dreams and for me, this musical coming to Broadway is the embodiment of that idea. I’ve learned so much from the experience and the collaboration with Michael Greif, Camille A. Brown, Kristoffer Diaz, and Adam Blackstone. I love and respect the art form so much and I’m excited to see it come to Broadway.” 

Hell’s Kitchen is an extraordinary show, and we are thrilled to have it arriving at the Shubert Theatre, where A Chorus Line ran for 16 glorious years after transferring from The Public in 1975. Like that legendary show, Hell’s Kitchen is a quintessentially New York story. Our audiences have ecstatically connected with the musical, seeing themselves and their own lives in the story of a extraordinary 17-year-old girl growing up and discovering her place in the world. Alicia Keys’ is a brilliant artist whose deep humanity has always been at the heart of her creativity; in Hell’s Kitchen, her luminescent spirit shines through her music and her story. This show is just what we are hungry for: a reason to feel optimistic about the world, a reminder of why we love New York City, a celebration of how art and love can overcome any barrier. It’s an amazing theatrical debut for one of the world’s greatest songwriters- it is going to touch millions of people,” said Oskar Eustis, Public Theater Artistic Director. 

The creative team for Hell’s Kitchen includes Robert Brill (Scenic Design), Dede Ayite (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Gareth Owen (Sound Design), Peter Nigrini (Projection Design), Mia Neal (Hair and Wig Design) and Foresight Theatrical (General Management). 

The music team of Hell’s Kitchen includes orchestrations by Tom Kitt and Adam Blackstone, arrangements by Alicia Keys and Adam Blackstone, and music consulting by Tom Kitt. 

Hell’s Kitchen made its world premiere in a sold-out run—October 24, 2023 -January 14, 2024, including a five-week extension—at The Public Theater this fall. The cast at The Public Theater includes Shoshana Bean, Chad Carstarphen, Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Brandon Victor Dixon, Timothy L. Edwards, Desmond Sean Ellington, Badia Farha, Vanessa Ferguson, David Guzman, Crystal Monee Hall, Gianna Harris, Jakeim Hart, Chris Lee, Jackie Leon, Kecia Lewis, Raechelle Manalo, Jade Milan, Maleah Joi Moon, Onyxx Noel, Susan Oliveras, Sarah Parker, Aaron Nicholas Patterson, William Roberson, Niki Saludez, Mariand Torres, Donna Vivino, Lamont Walker II and Oscar Whitney Jr. 

The cast of the Broadway production will be announced shortly. 

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