Get a Sneak Peek at Broadway's Girl From the North Country
The new musical features the songs of Bob Dylan.
The cast of Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country met the press at the Bitter End on January 22. Performances on Broadway begin at the Belasco Theatre on February 7, with opening set for March 5.
Jay O. Sanders takes on the central role of Nick Laine, with Mare Winningham reprising her off-Broadway performance as Elizabeth Laine. Public Theater cast members Todd Almond (Elias Burke), Jeannette Bayardelle (Mrs. Neilson), Matthew Frederick Harris (ensemble), Caitlin Houlahan (Kate Draper), Robert Joy (Dr. Walker), Marc Kudisch (Mr. Burke), Luba Mason (Mrs. Burke), Ben Mayne (ensemble), Tom Nelis (Mr. Perry), Colton Ryan (Gene Laine), John Schiappa (ensemble), Kimber Elayne Sprawl (Marianne Laine), Rachel Stern (ensemble), and Chelsea Lee Williams (ensemble) also join the Broadway transfer. Hamilton's Austin Scott will play Joe, Matt McGrath plays Reverend Marlowe, and Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, Chiara Trentalange, and Bob Walton complete the ensemble.
Girl From the North Country will feature scenic and costume design by Rae Smith, orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Simon Baker, and movement direction by Lucy Hind.
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. It premiered in 2017 at the Old Vic in London, before moving to the West End.