Paul Alexander Nolan as Tully in Escape to Margaritaville.
Paul Alexander Nolan as Tully in Escape to Margaritaville.
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Official casting has been announced for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer, songwriter, and author Jimmy Buffett. As previously announced, the production is set to begin previews on Broadway on February 16 at the Marquis Theatre, with an official opening night set for March 15.

Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star) will lead the company as Tully alongside Alison Luff (Les Misérables) as Rachel, Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) as Tammy, Rema Webb (The Color Purple) as Marley, Don Sparks (Take Me Out) as J.D., and Andre Ward (Something Rotten!) as Jamal, all of whom will reprise the roles they originated in the show's La Jolla Playhouse production.

The cast will also include Eric Petersen (School of Rock) as Brick, along with 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.

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