2022-10-26 16:00:06

New York, New York, a Film-Inspired Homage, Plans Broadway Bow

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By Michael Paulson

The new musical, based on the 1977 Martin Scorsese film, features songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb and is directed by Susan Stroman.

New York, New York, a new musical inspired by the 1977 Martin Scorsese film of the same name, will open on Broadway next spring.

The musical, set in the years just after World War II, is nominally about the lives of a diverse array of New Yorkers, including a musician who falls in love with a singer, as in the film. But, also like the movie, it is a tribute to New York City as a city of seekers and strivers.

The musical will feature songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb, a songwriting pair best known for Chicago and Cabaret. The two wrote songs for the film, which was also a musical, including, most famously, the title song, which enjoyed renewed popularity in the city at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

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