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HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring

HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring

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#1HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 9:33pm

https://www.theatermania.com/news/alicia-keys-musical-hells-kitchen-sets-broadway-transfer-to-the-shubert_1723065/

The Public Theater production of Hell’s Kitchen, a new musical featuring the songs of Alicia Keys, will transfer to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre beginning March 28 in advance of an April 20 opening.

With a score made up of Keys hits like “Girl on Fire,” “Fallin’,” and “Empire State of Mind,” Hell’s Kitchen has a book by Kristoffer Diaz, direction by Michael Greif, and choreography by Camille A. Brown. The coming-of-age musical is loosely inspired by Keys’s teenage years living in the federally subsidized Times Square apartment complex Manhattan Plaza and follow 17-year-old Ali as she makes several life-changing discoveries across New York City.

Casting for the Broadway run will be announced at a later date. The Public Theater production is led by Maleah Joi Moon as Ali, alongside Shoshana Bean as Jersey, Brandon Victor Dixon as Davis, Chris Lee as Knuck, Kecia Lewis as Miss Liza Jane, Lamont Walker II as Riq, and an ensemble that includes Chad Carstarphen, Reid Clarke, Chloe Davis, Nico DeJesus, Timothy L. Edwards, Vanessa Ferguson, Crystal Monee Hall, Jackie Leon, Rachelle Manalo, Sarah Parker, Niki Saludez, Mariand Torres, and understudies Badia Farha, Gianna Harris, Onyxx Noel, William Roberson, and Donna Vivino.

The creative team includes Robert Brill (sets), Dede Ayite (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Gareth Owen (sound), Peter Nigrini (projections), Mia Neal (hair and wigs), Adam Blackstone (music supervision and orchestrations), Tom Kitt (orchestrations and music consulting), and Dominic Fallacaro (music direction).

Of the off-Broadway run, our critic called Hell’s Kitchen “easily the best new musical at the Public since Hamilton.” The Public Theater engagement ends on January 14.

Updated On: 12/4/23 at 09:33 PM

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steven22
#2HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 9:35pm

Sign me up! So excited. 

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TaffyDavenport
#3HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 9:39pm

A rare Saturday opening.

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Jordan Catalano
#4HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 9:46pm

I really hope Kecia Lewis stays with the show. 

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EDSOSLO858
#5HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 9:52pm

Concrete jungle wet dream tomato…


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#6HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 10:54pm

Presale starts this Friday.

https://www.hellskitchen.com/

HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring

Updated On: 12/4/23 at 10:54 PM

OneNJen
#7HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/4/23 at 11:11pm

TaffyDavenport said: "A rare Saturday opening."

This means no Saturday matinee I assume?  I'll be up there for Cabaret that Friday, would love to catch this too!

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ACL2006
#8HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/5/23 at 5:09am

I'd assume the entire cast is transferring to Broadway?


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bwayphreak234
#9HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/5/23 at 6:59am

I think this show would have benefitted from another workshop or two, but I guess that won't be happening. I am one of the few people who really didn't like this at the Public. I will probably sit this one out on Broadway.


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dramamama611
#10HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 12/5/23 at 7:17am

TaffyDavenport said: "A rare Saturday opening."

 

That opening night calendar for April is getting pretty damn full!

 

As to my interest level? I'm on the fence. I hear great things about the performances, not the show.

While I realize this is only loosely based on Keyes, I have no real knowledge of her as an artist (I'm 60 and a lot of contemporary artists just aren't my thing in pop music. When does that change happen?) And am not a fan of jukebox musicals. So many shows, so few bank accounts... 

 


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EDSOSLO858
#12HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 2/7/24 at 1:03pm

I'm beyond pleased to see Lily Ling book her next Broadway project after How to Dance in Ohio crashed and burned (the press release misspelled her last name). Looks like Dominic Fallacaro decided to stay with & Juliet.


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NotASoundtrack
#13HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 2/28/24 at 11:03pm

Looks like Alicia Keys will be at the box office opening tomorrow https://x.com/aliciakeys/status/1762999860125401186?s=46

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#14HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 2/29/24 at 12:50pm

I did not care for this show either. Like at all. I think it’s going to struggle to find an audience and also struggle to fill seats at the Shubert theater. I feel like they should have chosen a smaller theater like the Booth or Music Box. Maybe it’s just me, but we will see.  

SPOILER: I call it In the Kitchen because it's basically In the Heights. Even Abuela dies!

Updated On: 2/29/24 at 12:50 PM

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#15HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 2/29/24 at 1:36pm

The window card art is gorgeous! 


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BETTY22
#16HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 2/29/24 at 2:04pm

I enjoyed it off broadway in a small intimate house.

It's a small coming of age story.

I do wish it had an original score.....Alicia is talented enough to write original music for Broadway......

Alexander Lamar
#17HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 2/29/24 at 4:26pm

Is the role of Jersey that large for only Shoshana to have a standby or is that something she would have gotten contractually?

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EDSOSLO858
#19HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/18/24 at 12:49pm

Alicia Keys and Maleah Joi Moon will be on The Tonight Show this Friday, and the show will perform as well. 


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CathyM3
#20HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/18/24 at 10:28pm

I thought it did have original songs. If not, that’s disappointing. 


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#21HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/18/24 at 10:42pm

It has 4 original songs.

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#22HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/22/24 at 10:58am

TaffyDavenport said: "It has 4 original songs."

One of them, “Kaleidoscope,” is now streaming, and the company will perform it tomorrow on Fallon. 


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BETTY22
#23HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/23/24 at 3:09pm

I love Alicia and the cast performance on Jimmy Fallon - makes you wish the entire score was original. She's so talented.

However, do you think press like this is sending the wrong message - it makes it look like Alicia is IN THE SHOW!!!!!!!!

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#24HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/23/24 at 3:36pm

BETTY22 said: "I love Alicia and the cast performance on Jimmy Fallon - makes you wish the entire score was original. She's so talented.

However, do you think press like this is sending the wrong message - it makes it look like Alicia is IN THE SHOW!!!!!!!!
"

 

That crossed my mind also. I think she should have just let the cast do the number. There will already be people who didn't see this performance who will think Alicia is in the show.

I am not a big Alicia Keys fan but I did really like that song and it made me want to possibly see the show.

 


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#25HELL'S KITCHEN to open at the Shubert Theatre this spring
Posted: 3/23/24 at 4:17pm

BETTY22 said: "I love Alicia and the cast performance on Jimmy Fallon - makes you wish the entire score was original. She's so talented.

However, do you think press like this is sending the wrong message - it makes it look like Alicia is IN THE SHOW!!!!!!!!
"

100% agree! It's feels like a very calculated press decision. All they needed to do was have Alicia introduce the number. That being said I thought it played really well and got me interested in the show which til now wasn't really on my radar.