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Escape to Margaritaville Musical Will Open at the Marquis Theatre

Jimmy Buffett’s beloved sound is headed to Broadway.

Paul Alexander Nolan (on chair) leads the cast of Escape to Margaritaville in a rousing moment from the show.
Paul Alexander Nolan (on chair) leads the cast of Escape to Margaritaville in a rousing moment from the show.
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The producers of Escape to Margaritaville, a new musical featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, have announced that the production will premiere on Broadway beginning Friday, February 16, at the Marquis Theatre. Opening night is set for Thursday, March 15.

On Your Feet!, which has called the Marquis home since November 2015, will end its Broadway run on August 20. Escape to Margaritaville had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in May.

The show will include brand-new music, specifically written for the musical by Jimmy Buffett, along with many of his hit songs. The original story was created by co-book writers Greg Garcia (My Name Is Earl) and Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse, Shameless). Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) will direct alongside a creative team that includes Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, scenic designer Walt Spangler, Tony-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, and two-time Tony-winning sound designer Brian Ronan. Tony nominee Christopher Jahnke will serve as music supervisor.

The La Jolla production stars Broadway alums Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star) as Tully, Alison Luff (Matilda) as Rachel, and Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) as Tammy. The cast also includes Charlie Pollock as Brick, Don Sparks as J.D., Andre Ward as Jamal, and Rema Webb as Marley, with ensemble members Matt Allen, Sara Andreas, Katie Banville, Hanz Enyeart, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ian Paget, Sharone Sayegh, Alex Michael Stoll, Jena VanElslander , Andrew Gallop, Volen Iliev, and Mo Rodvanich.

Casting for the Broadway engagement will be announced in the coming months.

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