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Betty Boop Musical Set for Broadway This Spring

Betty Boop Musical Set for Broadway This Spring

A musical about Betty Boop is the latest to join Broadway’s 2024-2025 season.

Helmed by director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical will open on Broadway in April 2025. The show is slated to open at a Shubert Theatre, but the exact theater and dates have not yet been announced. 

In addition to Mitchell, who has won Tony Awards for choreographing the 2004 revival of La Cage aux Folles and Kinky Boots, the musical features music by David Foster, a 16-time Grammy Award winner, and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly’s Last Jam). The book is by Bob Martin, a Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone.

Casting has also not yet been announced. However, the musical premiered in Chicago last year, with Jasmine Amy Rogers, who played Gretchen Wieners in the national tour of Mean Girls, in the lead role. 

The musical, based on the animated character created by Max Fleischer, follows Betty as she dreams of taking a day off from black-and-white world seen in the film strips to present day New York.

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The design and creative team for the Broadway production includes set design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Philip S. Rosenberg, sound design by Gareth Owen and projection design by Finn Ross.

The production joins other new musicals already announced for the season including Maybe Happy Ending, starring Darren Criss and Helen J. Shen, A Wonderful World: The Louis Armstrong Musical, Death Becomes Her, Swept Away and Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends, starring Bernadette Peters and Lea Salonga.

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