Roger Bart will star in Back to the Future as Dr Emmett Brown, it has been announced.
He joins Olly Dobson, Hugh Coles, Rosanna Hyland and Cedric Neal in the production, which premieres at Manchester Opera House from February 20 to May 17, 2020, ahead of its West End transfer.
Bart, who won a Tony and Drama Desk award for his role in the Broadway production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, makes his British stage debut in Back to the Future.
He said: “Playing the role of Doc Brown, made iconic on film by the brilliant Christopher Lloyd, is going to be the adventure of a lifetime. After all, at this stage of my life, who doesn’t want to go back in time?”
Based on the Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment film, the musical will have a book by Bob Gale and new music and lyrics byAlan Silvestri and Glen Ballard, with additional songs from the film.
The show will be directed by John Rando, with set and costume by Tim Hatley, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and Tim Lutkin, and sound by Gareth Owen.
Chris Bailey choreographs, and video is by Finn Ross, with musical supervision and arrangements by Nick Finlow and illusions by Chris Fisher.
Orchestrations will be by Ethan Popp, with dance arrangements by David Chase.
The musical is produced by Colin Ingram, Donovan Mannato, Frankel/Viertel/Baruch/Routh Group, Gavin Kalin Productions, Hunter Arnold, Crush Music, CJ ENM, Teresa Tsai, Ivy Herman and Hallee Adelman, Augury, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, in association with Kimberly Magarro, Robert L Hutt, Ricardo Marques, Glass Half Full Productions and Playing Field.