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Bob Dylan-Conor McPherson Musical Girl From the North Country to Transfer to Broadway

McPherson will direct the production at the Belasco Theatre.

A scene from the Public Theater's North American premiere of Girl From the North Country, written and directed by Conor McPherson.
(© Joan Marcus)

The Conor McPherson-Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country will transfer to Broadway's Belasco Theatre, beginning performances February 7, 2020. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 5.

Reimagining Dylan's beloved songs, the work is written and directed by McPherson, and tells the story of a down-on-its-luck community in Duluth, Minnesota circa 1934. Girl From the North Country comes to Broadway following acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic and the West End, as well as New York's Public Theater, where it won the 2019 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical.

Girl From the North Country will feature scenic and costume design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Simon Baker, orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson, and movement direction by Lucy Hind.

Casting for the Broadway run is still to be announced. The Public Theatre company featured Stephen Bogardus as Nick Laine, Mare Winningham as Elizabeth Laine, Kimber Sprawl as Marianne Lane, Todd Almond (Elias Burke), Jeannette Bayardelle (Mrs. Neilson), Sydney James Harcourt (Joe Scott), Matthew Frederick Harris (Ensemble), Caitlin Houlahan (Kate Draper), Robert Joy (Dr. Walker), Marc Kudisch (Mr. Burke), Luba Mason (Mrs. Burke), Tom Nelis (Mr. Perry), David Pittu (Reverend Marlowe), Colton Ryan (Gene Laine), John Schiappa (Ensemble), Rachel Stern (Ensemble), and Chelsea Lee Williams (Ensemble).

The story of a down-on-its-luck community in Duluth, Minnesota, the musical is written and directed by McPherson, with a score culled from the catalogue of Nobel Prize winner Dylan.


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