The Warriors is in Development

The Warriors Summary

  • Show Status: In Development
  • Genre: Musical
  • The Warriors is 2 hours 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Show Closes: Open ended

Sol Yurick’s 1965 cult-classic novel turned into a musical by Broadway impresario Lin-Manuel Miranda, about a street gang who are incorrectly blamed for a murder in The Bronx and they need to get back to the relative safety of Coney Island.

The Warriors on Broadway Background

Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel The Warriors depicts 1960's New York City and the violent gang battles that rage in the inner city. The 1979 movie then solidified the genre on celluloid.

Much like he did with Hamilton in 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda took those versions of the story and developed a new The Warriors for Broadway, albeit, this time with a hip-hop beat.

Lin-Manuel Miranda Work Since 2015

Despite not having a new Broadway show for some years, Miranda, 43, hasn’t been resting on his laurels since Hamilton premiered at the Public Theater in 2015. Lin-Manuel Miranda is a highly prolific and multifaceted artist

LMM contributed lyrics to the recently shuttered Broadway show “New York, New York”. He also wrote songs for the movies “Moana” and “Encanto, at Disney's behest" in addition to penning some songs for Disney's live-action “The Little Mermaid.”

His Tony Award-winning “In the Heights” was turned into a Warner Bros. movie, and he directed Netflix’s musical film “Tick, Tick… Boom!”.

  1. Hamilton (2015): Lin-Manuel Miranda's most famous work to date, the critically acclaimed and massively successful Broadway musical "Hamilton," premiered in 2015. Miranda wrote the music, lyrics, and book for the show, which is based on the life of Alexander Hamilton, one of the founding fathers of the United States. The musical received numerous awards, including multiple Tony Awards, and became a cultural phenomenon.
  2. Moana (2016): In 2016, Miranda contributed to the Disney animated film "Moana." He co-wrote several songs for the movie, including the popular track "How Far I'll Go," which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.
  3. Mary Poppins Returns (2018): Miranda starred as Jack, a lamplighter, in the Disney musical "Mary Poppins Returns" in 2018. He also co-wrote songs for the film with Marc Shaiman.
  4. Freestyle Love Supreme (2019): Lin-Manuel Miranda was one of the founding members of the hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. The group performed live improvisational rap and had a successful Broadway run in 2019.
  5. In the Heights (2021): Lin-Manuel Miranda's first Broadway musical, "In the Heights," originally premiered in 2008. However, it was adapted into a feature film released in 2021, where Miranda served as a producer. The movie brought his earlier work to a broader audience.
  6. Vivo (2021): In 2021, Lin-Manuel Miranda provided the voice for the titular character in the animated film "Vivo." He also co-wrote songs for the movie.
  7. Tick, Tick... Boom! (2021): Lin-Manuel Miranda made his directorial debut with the film adaptation of the semi-autobiographical musical "Tick, Tick... Boom!" written by the late Jonathan Larson, the creator of "Rent."
  8. New York, New York (2022) contributed lyrics to songs for the now-shuttered Broadway show

The Warriors Expected To Premiere At The Public Theatre

The Public Theatre is Lin-Manuel Miranda's alma mater for Hamilton. The theatre has recently had some financial issues and was forced to lay off 20% of its staff. The Public's programming was also slashed.

To help the Public Theatre out, it is expected that Lin-Manuel Miranda will premiere The Warriors at the Public before bringing it to the main stem of Broadway.

Sol Yurick Hated The 1979 Movie

Sol Yuricks' 1965 novel was much grittier than the movie ever became. The motivation for Yurick write the book was to rebuke the glossy image of gangs used in filems and shows like West Side Story, which he described as "purile" and "nonsense"

Masculinity, Tribalism, And The Effects of Urban Environments

Yurick sought to explore themes of masculinity, tribalism, and the effects of urban environments on young people. The novel delves into the challenges and dangers faced by these marginalized and often misunderstood groups, offering a gritty and thought-provoking depiction of inner-city life.

Yurick's Research For The Book

Yurick died in 2013, but during his research for the book, he shadowed real gangs around the city for research, and even walked through dark subway tunnels on the tracks late at night.

What's The Warriors Like?

A street gang The Warriors are incorrectly blamed for a murder in The Bronx and they need to get back to the safety of their home, Coney Island, any way they can.

Sol Yurick’s 1965 novel and Walter Hills 1979 movie, The Warriors, are now set to a hip-hop score, which is a staple of the Hamilton playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda

Is The Warriors Good for Kids?

The show is intended for mature audiences

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