Kimber Sprawl, who recently wrapped up performances in A Bronx Tale on Broadway, has replaced previously announced Samantha Marie Ware in the upcoming North American premiere of Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson’s new musical Girl From the North Country at The Public Theater. Sprawl will play Marianne Laine in the new musical, which uses songs from Dylan’s iconic songbook.
Ware withdraws from the production, beginning September 11, due to a scheduling conflict.
Sprawl joined A Bronx Tale as Jane July 17 and stayed with the musical through its final performance August 5. She has also been seen on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and in the national tour of The Lion King.
Girl From the North Country will arrive Off-Broadway in September following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at London’s Old Vic and a subsequent West End transfer. The rest of the cast remains the same as previously reported.
Among the cast will be actor and composer Todd Almond (Iowa) as Elias Burke, Tony nominee Mare Winningham (Casa Valentina) as Elizabeth Laine, Tony nominee Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God) as Mr. Burke, Hamilton's Sydney James Harcourt as Joe Scott, and Dear Evan Hansen's Colton Ryan as Gene Laine.
Girl From the North Country brings to life the tales of a local community on the brink of change in Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934.
The cast will also include Jeannette Bayardelle, Stephen Bogardus, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Luba Mason, Tom Nelis, Tony nominee David Pittu, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern, and Chelsea Lee Williams.
For more information, visit PublicTheater.org.