Alicia Keys‘ musical based on her life is set to make its Broadway debut this spring.
On Monday (December 4), The Hollywood Reporter revealed Hell’s Kitchen – which is currently playing at the Public Theater through January 14 – will transfer to the Shubert Theater on Broadway starting March 28, with an opening night on April 20.
In a statement, Alicia said: “Good things take time and for 13 years, I’ve been dreaming, developing and finding inspiration for a musical based on my experience growing up in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. Hell’s Kitchen is inspired by my life, but it’s not a biographical story. It’s a story about family relationships and identity: Who are we? Who do we want to be? Who are we becoming?”
She continued: “The score features new songs that I’m really excited to get out into the world alongside many of my album releases that you know but you’ve never heard like this – rearranged and reinterpreted.”
The musical is scored by the award-winning singer and the book is penned by Kristoffer Diaz. The Broadway cast has not yet been announced.
Alicia Keys has had a major year in business as well as art: she recently filed a trademark to launch a new tea brand, “Alicia Teas” – a move which was inspired by a gift from husband Swizz Beatz.
Swizz gifted Keys her own brand of tea bags in 2020 for her birthday, and proclaimed that the brand would one day be sold in Starbucks locations across the globe.
“Happy birthday we got endless amount of teas and everybody in Starbucks around the world you’re gonna see Alicia Teas,” Swizz said at the time. “Blessings, happy birthday, baby. Love you!”
It’s currently unclear when the Alicia Teas brand will ultimately arrive.
Returning the gesture, Alicia took Swizz on a birthday trip to France in September to celebrate the super-producer’s 45th birthday, which saw him surrounded by family and friends, including Pharrell.
The group vacationed to a chateau in the Cognac region of France, where they were treated to a dinner that included fresh fish, sushi and flowing red wine.
“The love for my 45 made me feel ultra alive ! Thank you everyone for the love and blessings !!!!” Swizz said in the caption of his Instagram video…
“The Biggest thank you to my amazing thoughtful wife for setting up this 1 of 1 night @aliciakeys Life begins at the end of your comfort zone !”