The musical inspired by the film of the same name, will begin performances at the St. James Theatre on the 24th March.

Initial casting has been announced for the upcoming new musical which features music and lyrics by Tony, Emmy & Grammy Award winners and Academy Award nominees John Kander & Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) as well as additional lyrics by Lin- Manuel Miranda. It has been confirmed that Colton Ryan (Girl From The North Country, Hulu’s The Girl From Plainville) will play Jimmy Doyle and  Anna Uzele (Six, Dear Edward) as Francine Evans in this new musical inspired by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture, written by Earl M. Rauch.

It is 1946, the war is over, and a resurgent New York is beginning to rebuild. As steel beams swing overhead, a collection of artists has dreams as big and diverse as the city itself. But do these singers, dancers, musicians and makers have what it takes to survive this place, let alone to succeed? If they can make it here, they can make it anywhere.

New York, New York has been written for the stage by Tony Award nominee David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys, Steel Pier) and co-written by Sharon Washington. The production is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys).

Performances are set to begin at the St. James Theatre on the 24th March, with the official opening night date set as the 26th April.

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