Robert Zemeckis, who co-wrote and directed the 1985 Michael J Fox film, will reunite with co-writer Bob Gale to pen the book for the stage adaptation.
According to Gale, the musical will be "true to the spirit of the film without being a slavish remake". We intend to use music from the movie along with brand new songs to make a version of Back to the Future that is fresh, entertaining and takes advantage of all the amazing things that can now be done on stage. We can't think of a better way to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the film."
Composer Alan Silvestri - who scored many of Zemeckis's films, including Romancing the Stone, Forrest Gump and Cast Away - will co-author the music and lyrics for the show with songwriter Glen Ballard.
Ballard, a six-time Grammy winner, co-wrote and produced Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pil…