Jimmy Buffett's new Broadway musical Escape to Margaritaville begins previews February 16 at the Marquis Theatre, and the company hosted an open house on February 14 to present scenes and songs from the production. Check out TheaterMania's photos in the gallery below.
Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star) heads the cast as Tully alongside Alison Luff (Les Misérables) as Rachel, Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) as Tammy, Eric Petersen (School of Rock) as Brick, Rema Webb (The Color Purple) as Marley, Don Sparks (Take Me Out) as J.D., and Andre Ward (Something Rotten!) as Jamal. Featured in the ensemble are Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Marjorie Failoni, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.
Escape to Margaritaville is described as a "musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics," including "Come Monday," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and more. With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O'Malley (Shameless), the new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away) and directed by Tony Award winner and La Jolla Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away).
The creative team includes scenic designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award-winning sound designer Brian Ronan, and Tony Award nominee Christopher Jahnke as music supervisor.
Prior to its New York run, a tryout touring engagement played The Saenger Theatre in New Orleans (October 20-28), the Hobby Center in Houston (October 31-November 5), and the Oriental Theatre in Chicago (November 9-December 2). It had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse.
For tickets to Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway, click here.
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