Robert Zemeckis, director of the original film, is part of the team bringing Marty McFly, Doc Brown and a specially designed Delorean car to the stage. New music and lyrics are being written by film composer Alan Sylvestri and producer Glen Ballard, who co-wrote and produced Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill.
The time-traveling caper could transfer to Broadway if the logistics work out regarding transporting the Delorean across the Atlantic, the producers say.
Jamie Lloyd, a 33-year-old Briton who has directed at the Old Vic, the National Theatre and on Broadway, will direct.
A new book co-written by Zemeckis will accompany the play.