Jimmy Buffett's Escape to Margaritaville Brings Paradise to Broadway
Alison Luff and Paul Alexander Nolan open the new musical at the Marquis Theatre.
Broadway welcomes Jimmy Buffett as the singer-songwriter's Escape to Margaritaville opens at the Marquis Theatre tonight, March 15. 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).
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.
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.