Discount Broadway Tickets For Back to the Future The Musical

Back to the Future The Musical Summary

  • Show Status: Currently playing at the Winter Garden Theatre
  • Genre: Musical
  • Back to the Future The Musical is 2 Hours and 45 Minutes long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: June 30, 2023
  • Show Opened : July 20, 2023
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Musical adaptation of Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale’s classic cult 1985 film of the same name, about time travel and the tribulations of correcting the mistakes of the past and the future.

What's Back to the Future The Musical Like?

Back to the Future The Musical follows Marty McFly, a rebellious teenager whose family is struggling to get by. Marty’s life soon changes dramatically as his friend Dr. Emmett Brown reveals he has built a time machine in a modified DeLorean.

Terrorists Force Marty To Escape

In a strange and intense turn-of-events, Doc gets shot by terrorists and Marty is forced to use the time machine in order to escape with his life. Marty ends up thirty years in the past and meets his parents who are at the same age as him.

Alters Space-Time Continuum

Marty's mere presence in the past threatens to alter to space-time continuum, as his mom has now fallen in love with him rather than his actual father. With time running out, Marty must figure out how to get back to the present, warn Doc of his eventual death, and make his parents fall in love, all before he ceases to exist.

Is Back to the Future The Musical Good for Kids?

This show is suitable for children of all ages, as Marty McFly’s time-traveling tale has enthralled children for decades.

Back to the Future The Musical Ticket Lottery and Rush Schedule

Some discounted Broadway show tickets are sold as part of the Broadway Ticket lotteries or as Rush Tickets. 

Lottery Tickets are typically drawn the day before the performance. See the Ticket Lottery Schedule 

Rush tickets are typically valid on-the-same-day of the show. See the Rush Ticket Schedule

Online Lottery

Monday, 9:00am

Tuesday, 9:00am

Wednesday, 9:00am

Thursday, 9:00am

Friday, 9:00am

Saturday, 9:00am

General Rush

Tuesday, 10:00am

Wednesday, 10:00am

Thursday, 10:00am

Friday, 10:00am

Saturday, 10:00am

Sunday, 12:00pm

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Back to the Future The Musical at TKTS Ticket Stands

Below is the discount ticket availability for this show at the TKTS ticket booths.

Booth Discount Price Today's Show Time
Times Square 40% $100 7:30 PM
Lincoln Center 40% $100 7:30 PM

Back to the Future The Musical Box Office Data

Ticket Sales for the Week Ending 07/07/24

This Week's Gross $1,095,536.00
Last Week's Gross $1,057,474.00
Gross Difference $ $38,062.00
Gross Difference % +3.54%
Average Ticket Price $96.30
Seats Sold 11376
Total Seating Capacity 11824
Top Ticket Price $247.00
No. of Performances 8
Capacity This Week 96.21%
Capacity Last Week 90.6%
Capacity Difference % +5.62%

Back to the Future The Musical on Broadway Background

Back to the Future is a Broadway musical with the show book written by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, the original writers of the movie screenplay.

The BTTF book is loosely adapted from the duo’s original screenplay of their award winning film of the same name, but with a few changes to characters and plot. When the original film was first released in 1986, it was met with critical acclaim and was nominated for five Baftas, four Golden Globes, and four Oscars.

Movie Surprisingly Won Only One Academy Award in 1986

The uber-popular movie Back to the Future ultimately only took home one Academy Award at the 1986 Oscars. That Oscar was for “Best Sound Editing”. The BTTF movie received only three other Oscar nominations that year. The Oscar winner for Best Picture in 1986 was Out of Africa and Back to the Future did not even get a nomination in this category.

The Academy Awards often overlooks fan-favorite films. The Back to the Future movie became so successful that it soon spawned a trilogy of films in the Back to the Future franchise which grossed just short of a billion dollars at the box office.

The BTTF movie spawned two movie sequels, an animated TV series and then an attraction at Universal Studios Florida theme park, which has since closed.

Broadway Musical Version

The new musical version features music by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard. Silvestri is an Academy Award nominated composer and frequent contributor to Zemeckis’ creative team, having composed music for not only the titular trilogy of BTTF, but also for Forrest Gump, Cast Away and Who Framed Roger Rabbit.

Ballard is a songwriter and lyricist best known for his work on Alanis Morissette’s album Jagged Little Pill, which went on to win Grammy Awards for “Album of the Year” and “Best Rock Album”. It would later be adapted into a Broadway musical of its own.

Rocky Start For The Broadway Musical

The Broadway production was met with a rocky start as the initial director Jamie Lloyd left the production early due to “creative differences” with Zemeckis, causing the premiere to be pushed out to February 2020. Lloyd wanted to change the theme to be more about the love interest, but Zemickis wanted to follow the original-movie formula down to the letter.

The final award-winning creative team that backed the project was paired with Matilda star Olly Dobson who was then cast as Marty McFly. The show manages to entertain longtime fans of the movie and Broadway newcomers alike, a feat rarely achieved on the Great White Way.

Robert Zemeckis No Stranger to Casting Mistakes

It should also be remembered that Zemeckis miscast the original BBTF movie role of Marty McFly with Eric Stolz, who tested poorly with audiences after a number of key scenes were already in the can. After much consternation by the director and producers, Michael J Fox was brought in to replace Stolz and large amounts of the movie had to be reshot with the new lead actor.

Musical Has Successful Run on London's West End

Back to the Future The Musical ran in London from 20 August 2021 to 12 February 2023 at Adelphi Theatre in The Strand. U.K. critics hailed the new show as a crowd-pleaser that’s faithful to the iconic film. BTTF earned Best New Musical award at the 2022 Olivier Awards in London.

Theatre Information

Winter Garden Theatre

1634 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,600
Entrance: Broadway, between 50th and 51st Streets
Theatre Information

Winter Garden Theatre Seating Chart

Back to the Future The Musical Marquee

Back to the Future The Musical Marquee

Cast Members

Marty McFly
Casey Likes
Doc Brown
Roger Bart
George McFly
Evan Alexander Smith
Lorraine Baines
Liana Hunt
Principal Strickland
David Josefsberg
Biff Tannen
Nathaniel Hackmann
Goldie Wilson
Jelani Remy
Marvin Berry
Jelani Remy

Past Cast Members

Marty McFly
Ben Joyce
George McFly
Hugh Coles

Producers

Augury - Glen Ballard and Steph Whittier

Donovan Mannato

The Frankel-Baruch-Viertel-Routh Group

Production Credits

Director
John Rando
Designer
Tim Hatley
Choreography
Chris Bailey
Musical Supervisor
Nick Finlow
Musical Director
Ted Arthur

Creative Team

Book Writer
Robert Zemeckis
Book Writer
Bob Gale
Music
Alan Silvestri
Lyricist
Glen Ballard