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Mare Winningham, Stephen Bogardus, and More to Star in Girl From the North Country

Bob Dylan's hits are used in this new musical by Conor McPherson.

Mare Winningham will star in Girl From the North Country at the Public Theater.
(© Tricia Baron)

Stephen Bogardus, Samantha Marie Ware, and Mare Winningham will star in the North American premiere of Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country at the Public Theater. Performances begin on September 11, with the run scheduled to open on October 1 and conclude on November 4.

Bogardus will take on the role of Nick Laine, with Ware as Marianne Laine and Winningham as Elizabeth Laine. 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 catalog of Nobel Prize winner Dylan.