Hell’s Kitchen


September 18, 2024    
7:30 pm


The Shubert Theatre
225 W. 44th St, New York, NY
$85 + $3 convenience charge


Additional Interpreted Performance on August 21st.

Alicia Keys‘s new musical Hell’s Kitchen, inspired by the Grammy-winning musician’s New York upbringing, is coming to Broadway just blocks away from the title neighborhood.

The Hell’s Kitchen musical is set in a tiny apartment in the title neighborhood, where 17-year-old Ali has big dreams and a wary mother who tries to keep Ali from repeating her past mistakes. As Ali falls for a young drummer and befriends a piano teacher in her building, she and her mother learn all the possibilities Ali’s future can hold — and the racial and coming-of-age obstacles she’ll have to overcome to make her dreams come true.

This new show marks Keys’s second foray into Broadway theatre following the 2011 play Stick Fly, for which she composed original music. She’s best known for her acclaimed music career, which has earned her 15 Grammy Awards. Keys is known for her unique sound that blends R&B, soul, hip-hop, and pop, and some of her biggest hits include “Fallin’,” “If I Ain’t Got You,” and “Empire State of Mind.” All these existing hits and more appear in Hell’s Kitchen alongside previously unheard songs.

The entire lead creative team of Hell’s Kitchen, alongside Keys, was born and raised in the area. Director Michael Greif, a four-time Tony nominee for directing the NYC-set Rent and other shows, is from Brooklyn. Choreographer Camille A. Brown (two-time Tony nominee for the 2022 revival of for colored girls) hails from Queens, and bookwriter Kristoffer Diaz (Pulitzer Prize finalist for The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) is from Yonkers, just outside the city.

Interpreters: Jose Gomez, Frenchetta Perez, Justine Rivera, Gloria Vargas
Interpreter Director: Alexandria Wailes