Alternative rockers Parsonsfield are heading to Broadway to perform original music for a new show based on the tale of English outlaw Robin Hood.

The Connecticut-based band is currently in rehearsals with the cast and crew of The Heart of Robin Hood ahead of a run in Toronto, Canada from 23 December (14), and producers have now unveiled plans to take the production to New York for a limited period next year (15).

The romantic drama/comedy, which features acrobatics and aerial work, will begin previews at the Marquis Theater on 10 March (15) and performances will continue until 23 August (15).

Parsonsfield will hit the stage each night to provide the live music for the show, which was originally staged by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2011 and at the American Repertory Theater in Massachusetts in 2013.

Casting for The Heart of Robin Hood, written by David Farr and directed by Gisli Orn Gardarsson, has yet to be announced.