The Outsiders, which had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year, will arrive on Broadway in spring 2024. Previews will begin at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre March 16 prior to an official opening April 11. Besides it being based on a popular book and film, The Outsiders already has an A-list team behind it, with Oscar winner Angelina Jolie making her Broadway debut as a lead producer of the musical.
Tickets will go on sale exclusively through an Audience Rewards presale beginning October 25 at 10 AM ET; visit AudienceRewards.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public November 1 at 10 AM ET via Telecharge.com. Group sales are now available.
Based on the novel by S.E. Hinton and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture of the same name, the musical adaptation features a book by Adam Rapp with Justin Levine and music and lyrics by Jamestown Revival (Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance) and Levine.
The Outsiders also has music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Levine, choreography by Rick Kuperman and Jeff Kuperman, and direction by Danya Taymor.
The Outsiders is set in 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, as Ponyboy Curtis, Johnny Cade, and their chosen family of "outsiders" are in a fight for survival and a quest for purpose in a world that may never accept them. Read reviews for the La Jolla run by clicking here.
The La Jolla cast was led by Brody Grant as Ponyboy, Sky Lakota-Lynch as Johnny, Daniel Marconi as Randy, Kevin William Paul as Bob, Brent Comer as Paul, Ryan Vasquez as Darrel, Da'Von T. Moody as Dallas, Jason Schmidt as Sodapop, Trevor McGhie as Two-Bit, Piper Patterson as Cherry, and Kiki Lemieux as Marcia. Broadway casting will be announced at a later date.
The Outsiders will feature scenic design by AMP featuring Tatiana Kahvegian, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt, sound design by Cody Spencer, and projection design by Hana Kim. The music director is Matt Hinkley with casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Xavier Rubiano.
Co-producers of the Broadway production include The Shubert Organization, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Sony Masterworks, James L. Nederlander, John Gore Organization, Betsy Dollinger, Tima Productions (LaChanze and Marylee Fairbanks), Playhouse Square, Geffen Playhouse/Howard Tenenbaum/Linda B. Rubin Prods, Stephen Lindsay and Brett Sirota, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros, Tanninger Entertainment, Tamlyn Shusterman, ATx Random, Paul Liljenquist, Bob and Claire Patterson, Scott Stanton and Carrie Clark, Wendy Gillespie/Karen Tanz, Sue Marks, Indelible InK, Green Leaf Partnership, Belle Productions, Michael and Elizabeth Venuti, Deborah and Dave Smith, Mike and Molly Schroeder, Chas and Jen Grossman, Margot Astrachan, Rose Maxi, Toni R. Israel, and Cornice Productions.