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Jonah Platt to Play Dean Dillon in Tennessee Whiskey the Musical

Platt most famously played Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway.

Jonah Platt will play Dean Dillon in Tennessee Whiskey the Musical.
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Jonah Platt has signed on to play legendary country songwriter Dean Dillon in the upcoming jukebox bio-musical Tennessee Whiskey the Musical: The Story of Dean Dillon. Platt is most famous for playing Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway.

Written by Dewey Moss, Tennessee Whiskey the Musical, according to a press release, "tells the story of Dean Dillon, Country Songwriter Hall of Fame inductee, BMI Icon award recipient, and the writer of some of country music's most popular songs by singers such as George Strait, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, Pam Tillis, Barbara Mandrell, Johnny Rodriguez, Gary Stewart, and many more. His music defined a generation, but it did not come without a price; personal struggles with alcoholism and drugs almost ended his life. Ultimately about redemption and success, Tennessee Whiskey is an emotional story told in a way that only country music can."

The musical features such hit songs as "The Chair," "Unwound," "Marina Del Rey," "Ocean Front Property," "She Calls It Love," "How Long Does It Take," "I'm Lying in Love With You," "I'm Into the Bottle," "We Got ‘Em Smokin' in the Rockies," "Easy Come, Easy Go," "Tennessee Whiskey," and many more, along with several new songs Dillon is writing specifically for this production.

Dates, additional casting, and theater info will be announced later.


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