Back to the Future: The Musical (Broadway)
Open run 2h 40m
Back to the Future: The Musical (Broadway)

Back to the Future: The Musical (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

(640 Reviews)
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Entertaining, Delightful, Great staging, Clever, Funny

About the Show

A new musical adventure, based on the 1985 blockbuster film of the same name.

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Member Reviews (640)

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54 Reviews | 11 Followers
Delightful, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love Back to the Future. This play does it proud.

Don't see it if you dont like Back to theFuture and dont like big over the top special effects.

50 Reviews | 15 Followers
Exquisite, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you love the movie. and it is nostalgic. the tech is amazing

Don't see it if you dont like the movie and want a well written play. and not the same as a movie

58 Reviews | 5 Followers
Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if very cool stage design! especially that car lol

Don't see it if you are looking for a song that you can remember

50 Reviews | 16 Followers
Must see, Great staging, Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing

See it if you like the movie and want a show with an amazing set and an extremely talented cast

Don't see it if you don't like the movie and or don't want to have a fun time at the theatre

108 Reviews | 14 Followers
Quirky, Must see, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you are a fan of the movie.

Don't see it if you don't like the movie.

711 Reviews | 140 Followers
Entertaining, Absorbing, Delightful, Great acting, Funny

See it if Must See if the like the movie or never saw the movie non stop fun. The stage is great and great fun.

Don't see it if I see no reason not to see this.

54 Reviews | 15 Followers
Amazing effects, Must see, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love the movie or want to be entertained non stop for 2.5 hours. This show is Awesome!! Acting is amazing across the board (esp George).

Don't see it if there is no reason not to see this show. So much fun! Sit back and just have fun.

90 Reviews | 23 Followers
Great staging, Funny, Clever, Entertaining

See it if If you like the movie you'll love this. The special effects are the best I've ever seen and the music & subtle plot differences make it gr8

Don't see it if Unless you just hated the movie (but really who hated the movie?!) go see it!

Critic Reviews (30)

The New York Times
August 3rd, 2023

“...I have to admit that the car alone might be worth a ticket. It fills a deep Broadway longing for large objects performing audience flyovers — and, like the dear departed arthritic chandelier, may be doing so for the foreseeable future.”
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Time Out New York
August 4th, 2023

“What makes ’Back to the Future’ so confusing, aside from the general ineptness, is how little it seems to understand its own relationship to the material it is trying to exploit...A similar fate befalls too many shows that try to cash in on cinematic IP, and the Broadway musical, as an art form, can’t keep getting lost on these roads. If this is the future, please send it back.”
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New York Magazine / Vulture
August 3rd, 2023

“ ‘Back to the Future’ simply tries to hold up its plutonium-weight source material.”
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The Hollywood Reporter
August 3rd, 2023

“What gets everyone the most excited.. is the car — the souped-up, scientifically enhanced time- traveling DeLorean that figured so prominently in the film’s plot. Needless to say, the vehicle gets the biggest ovation of the evening when it shows up onstage, and the show’s finale, in which it takes flight over the audience, sends the crowd out on a massive high.”
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Entertainment Weekly
August 3rd, 2023

“ ‘Back to the Future’ should always be fun, and Bart came to have exactly that...Unfortunately, unlike the DeLorean, ‘Back to the Future: The Musical’ itself never quite hits 88 miles an hour. But while the rest of the production is content to play it safe and steady, give Bart credit for always putting the pedal to the metal.”
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August 3rd, 2023

“...with the frequent breaking of the fourth wall and the milking of some meta moments, you wonder what exactly the show’s aiming to be: a self-aware joke for fans or a thrill ride with sincerity.”
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The Wall Street Journal
August 3rd, 2023

“The musical has been staged in lavish style...And the DeLorean, with its glowing neon trim, has been glamorized effectively...But the musical as a whole never achieves liftoff, or even the stage equivalent of 88 miles an hour. It cruises along in a low gear for almost three hours.”
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The Observer
August 3rd, 2023

“...a gifted cast with thankless roles, a hokey book that takes no chances, and an abysmal score that drags everything down. All that’s left is spectacle. And let’s be honest; the car is the star.”
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