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Alicia Keys’ new musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’ to transfer to Broadway

The show featuring music by Keys and inspired by her New York City upbringing will open on the Main Stem in April 2024.

Alicia Keys (Credit: Courtesy of Polk & Co.)

The new musical “Hell’s Kitchen” has announced a Broadway run. Conceived by 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, the production will begin previews on March 28, 2024. Opening night is set for April 20 at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre.

Directed by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, the new musical will transfer from Off-Broadway’s Public Theater, where its current limited run began on Oct. 24 and is slated to close on Jan. 14, 2024.

Featuring a book by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz, “Hell’s Kitchen” is inspired by Keys’ own childhood growing up in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.  

The score, with music and lyrics by Keys, will feature new songs written specifically for this production as well as many from the singer-songwriter’s catalog. But as Keys said in a statement, “You’ve never heard [them] like this — rearranged and reinterpreted.” 

As with the Public Theater production, the Broadway staging will feature music supervision by Adam Blackstone, who, along with two-time Tony winner Tom Kitt, will provide orchestrations. Kitt will also provide music consulting services. Blackstone and Keys will serve as music arrangers. Three-time Tony nominee Camille A. Brown will also return as choreographer.

“‘Hell’s Kitchen’ is also a New York story of finding your dreams,” Keys continued “and for me, this musical coming to Broadway is the embodiment of that idea.”

“‘Hell's Kitchen’ is a quintessentially New York story,” agreed Oskar Eustis, artistic director of the Public Theater. “This show is just what we are hungry for: a reason to feel optimistic about the world, a reminder of why we love New York City, a celebration of how art and love can overcome any barrier.”

The design team will also remain the same from Off-Broadway to Broadway and will include Tony-nominated scenic designer Robert Brill, Tony-nominated costume designer Dede Ayite, Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, Tony-winning sound designer Gareth Owen, Tony-nominated projection designer Peter Nigrini and hair and wig designer Mia Neal.

Casting will be announced.

General Management will be provided by Foresight Theatrical, while Aaron Lustbader will serve as executive producer.

“Hell’s Kitchen” is being produced by AKW Productions.

Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of Tony nominations received by Camille A. Brown. This has been corrected.