Alicia Keys is making her mark in the theatre world with the highly anticipated musical ‘Hell’s Kitchen’.
Set to make its world premiere at New York’s Public Theater Off Broadway this fall, the musical is expected to be a captivating addition to the 2023-24 season.
Previews will kick off on October 24, followed by the grand opening night on November 19. The show will run through December 10, giving fans ample opportunities to experience Keys’ musical prowess.
Hell’s Kitchenthe, featuring music and lyrics by Keys herself and a book by Kristoffer Diaz, tells a coming-of-age story set in a cramped apartment near Times Square.
The protagonist, 17-year-old Ali, longs to pursue her New York dream, while her mother is determined to shield her from past mistakes.
When Ali falls for a talented young drummer, both mother and daughter must confront truths about race, defiance, and growing up.
Inspired by Keys’ own experiences, the musical promises to be a heartfelt and relatable journey.
Joining the production are a stellar cast, including Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Chad Carstarphen, and many more.
Michael Greif will be directing the show, while Camille A. Brown will handle the choreography.
With such a talented team behind it, Hell’s Kitchen is poised to deliver an unforgettable experience for audiences.
The Public Theater’s 2023-24 season will also feature other exciting productions, such as a new musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the gripping play Manahatta, and the thought-provoking production The Ally, starring Josh Radnor.
Additionally, Sally & Tom, a dramedy exploring history and theater, and Jordans, a piercing exploration of assimilation and racial capitalism, will captivate theatergoers.
With Alicia Keys’ musical debut in Hell’s Kitchen and an impressive lineup of productions, the Public Theater’s 2023-24 season promises to be a thrilling and diverse showcase of talent.
Theater enthusiasts can look forward to an array of stories that will entertain, challenge, and inspire. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to witness Alicia Keys’ transition from the music industry to the world of theater.