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Jimmy Buffett, Paul Alexander Nolan, and More Get Ready to Escape to Margaritaville

Buffett's musical prepares for its pre-Broadway tour.

Music icon Jimmy Buffett gives Paul Alexander Nolan a thumb's up as the company of Escape to Margaritaville prepares for its pre-Broadway tour.
(© David Gordon)

Before the cast of Jimmy Buffett's new musical Escape to Margaritaville hit the road for their pre-Broadway tour, they celebrated their New York rehearsals at Gallow Green on September 28.

The musical begins Broadway previews on February 16 at the Marquis Theatre, with an official opening night set for March 15. Prior to its New York run, it will play 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 ran earlier this year at La Jolla Playhouse.


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.

For tickets to Escape to Margaritaville in New Orleans, click here.

For tickets to Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway, click here.