Legendary singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys has introduced a brand new musical, Hell’s Kitchen, primarily based on her expertise rising up within the Manhattan neighborhood of the identical title.
Written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Kristoffer Diaz and directed by Michael Greif and choreographed by Camille A. Brown, each Tony nominees, Hell’s Kitchen revolves round a teen, Ali, who is raring to realize her New York dream.
In keeping with the official logline, “Ali’s mom is simply as decided to guard her daughter from the identical errors she made. When Ali falls for a proficient younger drummer, each mom and daughter should face arduous truths about race, defiance, and rising up. Ali feels trapped, till the sound of a neighbor taking part in piano opens the door to an surprising friendship and a radically totally different future.”
Keys will likely be answerable for the music and lyrics in Hell’s Kitchen. This may embrace each new and unique songs, in addition to a few of her most recognizable hits. It has not but been confirmed which songs from her catalog will likely be used.
Hell’s Kitchen, a coming-of-age musical, will likely be carried out at Newman Theater in The Public in New York Metropolis from Oct. 24 to Dec. 10, and can formally open on Nov. 19 as a part of the 2023-2024 season.
Tickets for Hell’s Kitchen begin at $100 for Public supporters and sponsoring companions and will likely be out there starting June 8 at 12 p.m. ET. Basic admission begins at $125, not together with service charges, and can go on sale later this summer season. Get extra details about tickets at publictheater.org.
The musical announcement comes on the heels of Keys scoring a brand new No. 1 hit on R&B radio with “Come For Me” that includes Khalid and Fortunate Daye. It marks her second consecutive chart-topper this yr, following “Trillions” that includes Brent Faiyaz, which rode the highest in January.
“Come For Me” and “Trillions” seem on KEYS II, the sequel to Keys’ 2021 double album KEYS.
Keys has spent a lot of the yr on the street supporting KEYS II, in addition to KEYS and ALICIA. She is going to proceed on-stage engagement when she launches her headlining Keys to the Summer season Tour on June 28 at FLA Reside Enviornment in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
The Keys to the Summer season Tour is a step ahead in Keys’ stay expertise, as she is going to carry out for the primary time in a 360-degree “within the spherical manufacturing setup.”