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Broadway News BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical Will Open on Broadway in 2025

Following a 2023 world premiere in Chicago, the Jerry Mitchell-directed musical has made its Broadway bow official at last.

Jasmine Amy Rogers in Boop! The Betty Boop Musical Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman

Boop-oop-a-doop! After much teasingBOOP! The Betty Boop Musical has finally made its Broadway bow official. Following its 2023 world premiere in Chicago, the Jerry Mitchell-directed and choreographed musical will premiere at a Shubert theatre to be announced in April 2025.

The show follows Betty as her dream of an ordinary day off from being a super-celebrity in her black-and-white world leads to an adventure of color, music, and love in New York City—one that reminds her and the world, “You are capable of amazing things.”

BOOP! features music by Grammy winner David Foster (“I Have Nothing,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “The Prayer”), lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Working, Jelly's Last Jam), and a book by Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom).

Introduced in 1930, Betty Boop initially appeared as a dog-like stage performer who sang and danced with another dog-like character, Bimbo. Inspired by the Jazz Age flappers and entertainers of the 1920s, Betty evolved into a full-fledged human character, and by 1932 she was the only female animated screen stars in the world. Voiced by Mae Questel, Betty starred in more than 100 cartoons, 90 of which are included in the official Betty Boop series, which ended in 1939.

READ: How the Boop! Team Took the Retro Betty Boop Cartoon and Created an Original, Modern Musical

The full creative team from the world premiere run will reprise their work on the Main Stem, including scenic designer David Rockwell, costume designer Gregg Barnes, lighting designer Philip S. Rosenberg, sound designer Gareth Owen, projection designer Finn Ross, hair and wig designer Sabana Majeed, makeup designer Michael Clifton, illusion designer Skylar Fox, marionette designer The Huber Marionettes, music supervisor and arranger Daryl Waters, orchestrator Doug Besterman, dance music arranger Zane Mark, and music director Andrew Resnick, who also is providing additional arrangements.

Casting, to be announced, is by Tara Rubin.

Tickets are not yet on sale, but fans can sign up to get notified of when that news becomes available at

See photos from the 2023 Chicago world premiere below:

Photos: BOOP! The Betty Boop Musical in Chicago

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