People officially announced Colton Ryan and Anna Uzele will lead New York, New York.
"Anna and Colton were both born to play these parts," five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, who directs and choreographs New York, New York, tells People. "They have unstoppable stage presence. When they share the stage, their chemistry is electric."
"We see New York City through the eyes of their characters — two strangers determined to make it in the greatest city in the world, a place in constant motion where everything you've ever dreamed of seems just around the corner," she adds. "Everyone here is looking for love, success, and the chance to do something you can't do anywhere else."
"Watching them fall in love, fight to hold onto their dreams and to each other is extraordinarily powerful and the very essence of New York, New York," Stroman says.
The new Broadway musical features a score by Tony, Emmy and Grammy winners John Kander and Fred Ebb, as well as additional lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Co-written by David Thompson and Sharon Washington, performances for New York, New York begin March 24 at the St. James Theatre. Opening night is set for April 26.