The cast is now set for the Broadway engagement of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the hits of Jimmy Buffett.
Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star) will lead the cast as island bartender-singer Tully—a role he originated in the musical's world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse earlier this year.
Performances will begin February 16, 2018 at the Marquis Theatre (currently home to On Your Feet!) before officially opening March 15. Tickets are now on sale at Ticketmaster.com.
Also reprising their principal roles will be Alison Luff (Les Misérables) as Rachel, Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) as Tammy, Rema Webb (The Color Purple) as Marley, Don Sparks (Take Me Out) as J.D., and Andre Ward (Something Rotten!) as Jamal.
New to the company is Eric Petersen—currently starring on Broadway in School of Rock—who will take on the role of Brick.
Rounding out the cast are Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Marjorie Failoni, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.
The same cast will embark on the pre-Broadway tour of the musical, which will play New Orleans, Houston, and Chicago later this year.
Escape to Margaritaville, directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine, weaves original and classic Buffett tunes to tell the story of a part-time bartender and singer who questions his breezy lifestyle after meeting a beautiful, career-minded tourist. Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley have penned the book.