The Outsiders on Broadway Tickets
About The Outsiders on Broadway
Experience a timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and the struggles of growing up in the captivating Broadway musical adaptation of S.E. Hinton's iconic novel, The Outsiders, and Francis Ford Coppola's star-making film adaptation. Enter the turbulent world of 1967 Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a teenage gang of down-and-out "greasers" look to each other for brotherhood and survival as they fight not only the well-off "Socs" gang, but a world that has left them in the dust.
Choreographed street fights, emotionally charged dialogue by Tony and Pulitzer nominee Adam Rapp, and unforgettable folk songs by Jamestown Revival come together in a striking portrayal of adolescence and rivalry. Whether you're a fan of the classic novel or new to the story, The Outsiders musical is a must-see theatrical experience that speaks to every generation's search for connection and hope.
The Outsiders highlights
The Outsiders novel soon became a classic after its 1967 publication, portraying teenagers' struggles more grittily and realistically than ever before in literature. Coppola's movie did the same for film while making stars of Ralph Macchio, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, and more. Now, The Outsiders musical showcases a new generation of talent following its 2023 world premiere in La Jolla. Here are some things to know about The Outsiders so you're not left on the outside.
- The Outsiders is a story about teenagers, by a teenager. Rapp, Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance (the duo that make up Jamestown Revival), and Justin Levine (book and lyrics) are adults, but they have authentic, youthful material to work with. Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was 15 and 16.
- The set is minimal but versatile. Tires, scaffolding, spare wood, and cinder blocks portray every setting from the movie theatre to the park to the hospital. It's not only impressive, but it also captures the rough, gritty nature of the characters' world.
- The folk music is tender and moving. The poetic yet down-to-earth sound of folk music perfectly matches the plot of The Outsiders, and Jamestown Revival, whose four folk albums received critical acclaim, is the perfect band to create the show's music.