Broadway In Chicago and producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams will present Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. The production is being billed as a pre-Broadway engagement that begins November 9, 2017, at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre.
Christopher Ashley, the Tony-nominated director behind Memphis and The Rocky Horror Show, will direct the new musical, which features an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) and Mike O’Malley (Survivor’s Remorse, Shameless).
Here’s how the new musical is billed: “Featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, this new musical is the story of a tropical island resort and its part-time bartender, part-time singer and full time charmer who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything.”
The creative team will also include Tony-nominated choreographer Kelly Devine, scenic designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award-winning costume designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award-winning sound designer Brian Ronan and Tony Award nominee Christopher Jahnke as music supervisor. 101 Productions, Ltd. serves as general management.
Additional information, including casting, will be announced at a later date.
Escape to Margaritaville will be part of the next Broadway In Chicago season subscription series, on sale November 2016. Group tickets for 10 or more are available now by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.
The Oriental Theatre is located at 24 W. Randolph Street in Chicago, IL. For more information, visit BroadwayInChicago.com.