Bob Dylan Musical Girl From the North Country Extends at the Public Theater
The Public Theater has announced that the North American premiere of Conor McPherson's Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country will extend for an additional three weeks through Sunday, December 9. Previews will begin on Tuesday, September 11, with opening night set for Monday, October 1.
Stephen Bogardus will take on the role of Nick Laine, with Mare Winningham as Elizabeth Laine and Kimber Sprawl as Marianne Lane (replacing the previously announced Samantha Marie Ware, who had a scheduling conflict).
The complete American company will feature Todd Almond (Elias Burke), Jeannette Bayardelle (Mrs. Neilson), Sydney James Harcourt (Joe Scott), Matthew Frederick Harris (Ensemble), Caitlin Houlahan (Kate Draper), Robert Joy (Dr. Walker), Marc Kudisch (Mr. Burke), Luba Mason (Mrs. Burke), Tom Nelis (Mr. Perry), David Pittu (Reverend Marlowe), Colton Ryan (Gene Laine), John Schiappa (Ensemble), Rachel Stern (Ensemble), and Chelsea Lee Williams (Ensemble).
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.