The Great Gatsby
Transport yourself to the opulent world of the 1920s as one of the greatest American novels hits the greatest American stage in The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby musical will come to Broadway in 2024. Performances begin on March 29, 2024 at the Broadway Theatre with an official opening night scheduled for April 25. Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada are set to star.
The story is narrated by Nick Carraway, a young man from the Midwest who comes to New York in search of the American Dream. He rents a house in the West Egg district of Long Island, next to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, known for his extravagant parties. Across the bay in East Egg live Nick’s cousin, Daisy Buchanan, and her wealthy but arrogant husband, Tom.
Nick becomes fascinated by Gatsby, a man who is both fabulously wealthy and deeply enigmatic. Through a series of lavish parties, Nick learns that Gatsby is hopelessly in love with Daisy, whom he met years ago before going off to fight in World War I. Upon his return, Gatsby found Daisy married to Tom and has been trying to win her back ever since.
The musical delves into themes of love, obsession, and the corrupting influence of wealth. It portrays the disillusionment of the American Dream, where money and status are seen as the ultimate goals. The characters in the story, despite their wealth and beauty, are fundamentally unhappy and unfulfilled.
Musically, The Great Gatsby musical captures the essence of the Jazz Age with a modern twist. The score could blend 1920s jazz styles with contemporary musical theatre, creating a vibrant and emotive soundscape that echoes the opulence and tragedy of the story.
As the narrative unfolds, Gatsby’s dream of being with Daisy becomes more obsessive and destructive. The climax of the story comes with a tragic car accident, leading to a series of events that unravel the lives of all involved.
The story concludes with Gatsby’s death, misunderstood and largely alone, symbolizing the collapse of his romantic idealism and the hollowness of the American Dream. Nick, disillusioned with the East Coast’s lifestyle, decides to return to the Midwest.
While an official song list is to be confirmed, watch a video featuring some of the music below…