Paul Alexander Nolan to Star in Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville
Lisa Howard and Alison Luff will also head the company.
Broadway vets Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star), Alison Luff (Matilda), and Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) will head the cast of Jimmy Buffett's new musical Escape to Margaritaville. Dates and complete casting for its world premiere production in May at La Jolla Playhouse will be announced in the coming months.
Escape to Margaritaville 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 (Shameless).
Two-time Tony nominee Christopher Ashley 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 musical is described as follows: "Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. This new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he's got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything."