The North American premiere of Bob Dylan and Conor McPherson’s new musical Girl From the North Country has found its cast at The Public Theater. As previously reported, the musical will arrive Off-Broadway in September following a critically acclaimed, sold-out run at London’s Old Vic and a subsequent West End transfer.
Among the cast will be actor and composer Todd Almond (Iowa) as Elias Burke; Chicago Hamilton star Samantha Marie Ware, who currently stars in This Ain't No Disco Off-Broadway, as Marianne Laine; 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.
Drawing on Dylan’s iconic songbook, 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.
McPherson is the show's writer and director; performances will begin September 11 at The Public ahead of an October 1 opening, and will run through November 4.
The cast will also include Jeannette Bayardelle as Mrs. Neilson, Stephen Bogardus as Nick Laine, Matthew Frederick Harris as Ensemble, Caitlin Houlahan as Kate Draper, Robert Joy as Dr. Walker, Luba Mason as Mrs. Burke, Tom Nelis as Mr. Perry, Tony nominee David Pittu as Reverend Marlowe, John Schiappa as Ensemble, Rachel Stern as Ensemble, and Chelsea Lee Williams as Ensemble.
“I just couldn’t be more thrilled with this amazing company,” said McPherson in a statement. “We’re all so looking forward to presenting Girl from the North Country to New York audiences at The Public, just a few blocks from where Bob Dylan began his journey into legend.”
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