Back to the Future: The Musical (Broadway)
Ends Jan 2029 1h 40m
Back to the Future: The Musical (Broadway)
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Back to the Future: The Musical (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

90%
(3564 Ratings)
Positive
92%
Mixed
5%
Negative
3%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Clever, Great staging, Funny

About the Show

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

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59 Reviews | 6 Followers
100
Great singing, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if This show is fantastic. The music is superb, the stage, the lights, it is just amazing!

Don't see it if Don't see it if you are dead.

87 Reviews | 43 Followers
100
Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if Excellent great staging costumes dancing tech, acting, singing. Totally clever totally entertaining. Great for all. Fun happy feeling

Don't see it if You don't enjoy a big musical but this one has it all

123 Reviews | 19 Followers
100
Great staging, Great acting, Edgy, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if you want to see an amazing stage and great use of the theatre

Don't see it if you want a classic musical

128 Reviews | 23 Followers
100
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if If you like a great musical great story fantastic singing acting dancing Visual and staging and the flying car was fantastic

Don't see it if must to see Read more

57 Reviews | 3 Followers
100
Magical, Nostalgic, Entertaining, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if You can recite the original movie by heart, love sci-fi, and can accept the fact the musical will be slightly different than the movie.

Don't see it if You’re expecting a jukebox musical with ONLY songs from the film. Those are in the show, but so are original songs written for the musical.

54 Reviews | 11 Followers
100
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.

61 Reviews | 16 Followers
100
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

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63 Reviews | 5 Followers
100
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

Critic Reviews (31)

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 Theatre Guide
August 4th, 2023

“ ‘Back to the Future’ emerges, and continues to be regarded, as a funny, cult-classic romp. The musical adaptation... honors all these views at once and gives ‘Back to the Future’ the larger-than-life presentation it deserves.”
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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 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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Deadline
August 4th, 2023

“With a cast directed to exaggerate every joke, gesture and facial expression – only the always reliable Roger Bart, who plays the eccentric genius inventor Doc Brown, has the chops and instincts to nail the over-the-topness...With a show like ’Back To The Future: The Musical,’ comparisons are, like resistance, futile. And your kids are gonna love it.”
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New York Daily News
August 3rd, 2023

“Frenetically paced, relentlessly comedic and visually chaotic, “Back to the Future: The Musical” is aimed squarely at middle America...But the show still misses opportunity after opportunity to make people actually feel.”
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Variety
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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