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Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will star in New York, New York on Broadway this spring. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Colton Ryan & Anna Uzele to Star on Broadway in New York, New York

It was announced today that Colton Ryan (Girl From The North Country, Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville) and Anna Uzele (SIX, Apple TV+’s Dear Edward) will star as Jimmy Doyle and Francine Evans, respectively, in the brand new Kander & Ebb musical, New York, New York. Performances begin Friday, March 24, 2023, ahead of an official opening Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at Broadway’s St. James Theatre.

Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will star in New York, New York on Broadway this spring. Photo by Matthew Murphy.
Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will star in New York, New York on Broadway this spring. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Theatre World Award winner Colton Ryan made his Broadway debut in Dear Evan Hansen as the understudy for the title role before going on to portray Connor in the film adaptation. He won a 2019 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance for his role as Gene Laine in Girl From The North Country in the Public Theatre and Broadway productions. Colton starred as ‘Samuel’ on the Apple TV+ series Little Voice and most recently led the Hulu mini-series The Girl From Plainville, alongside Elle Fanning.

Drama Desk Award winner Anna Uzele made her Broadway debut as Andrea Devereaux in the Tony Award-winning revival of Once on This Island, before going on to originate the role of Catherine Parr in the Tony Award-winning musical SIX on Broadway, for which she and the cast were recently nominated for a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. She will soon be seen as a series regular on the new Apple TV+ series Dear Edward alongside Connie Britton and Taylor Schilling, debuting on February 3, 2023.

Featuring music and lyrics by Tony, Emmy & Grammy Award winners, and Academy Award nominees John Kander & Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret), written by Tony Award nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys, Steel Pier), co-written by Sharon Washington (Audible’s Feeding The Dragon) and featuring additional lyrics by Pulitzer, Tony, Emmy & Grammy Award winner and Academy Award nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, In The Heights), New York, New York will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys).

It is 1946, the war is over, and a resurgent New York is beginning to rebuild. As steel beams swing overhead, a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself. But do these singers, dancers, musicians and makers have what it takes to survive this place, let alone to succeed? If they can make it here, they can make it anywhere.

New York, New York is a spectacular show for a singular city. With a unique blend of dazzling new songs and big band classics (“New York, New York,” “The World Goes Round”), this jubilant new musical is destined to become the talk of the town.

Tickets to New York, New York are now on sale. Casting and additional creative team members will be announced at a later date.