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Casey Likes Will Play Marty McFly in Back to the Future on Broadway

Likes recently lead the cast of ”Almost Famous”.

Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Casey Likes as Marty McFly
Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Casey Likes as Marty McFly
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Casey Likes, recently seen leading in the short-lived musical Almost Famous, will star opposite Tony winner Roger Bart and WhatsOnStage Award winner Hugh Coles in the Broadway production of the West End hit Back to the Future: The Musical.

Likes will play Marty McFly, with the previously announced Bart and Coles as Doc Brown and George McFly, respectively. Back to the Future will begin previews Friday, June 30, at the Winter Garden Theatre, with opening night set for Thursday, August 3.

Back to the Future has a book by Bob Gale, co-writer of the film trilogy, and new music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri, who composed the score for the movie series, and Glen Ballard. The score will also include hits from the film like "The Power of Love" and "Johnny B. Goode." The show received the 2022 WhatsOnStage Award for Best New Musical.

Directing is John Rando, whose creative team includes Chris Bailey (choreography), Tim Hatley (sets and costumes), Tim Lutkin and Hugh Vanstone (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound), Fin Ross (video), Nick Finlow (music supervision and arrangements), Ethan Popp and Bryan Crook (orchestrations), David Chase (dance arrangements), and Ted Arthur (music direction).

Complete casting is still to be announced.

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Back to the Future The Musical

Performances begin: June 30, 2023