Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, celebrates its opening night at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre March 15.
The show uses Buffett’s catalog to tell an original story (penned by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley) about an island paradise and its inhabitants—including a carefree bartender and a visiting, career-minded environmental scientist who challenge each other’s life philosophies.
The musical opens on Broadway following a spring 2017 world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and a subsequent tour that played Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago.
Leading the cast is Paul Alexander Nolan as island bartender-singer Tully. He reprises his role from the tour alongside fellow principal cast members Alison Luff as Rachel, Lisa Howard as Tammy, Eric Petersen as Brick, Rema Webb as Marley, Don Sparks as J.D., and Andre Ward as Jamal.
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The show takes its New York bow following a world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and a subsequent tour that played Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago.
Rounding out the company are Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Jennifer Rias, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.
Escape to Margaritaville features choreography by Kelly Devine, sets by Walt Spangler, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Brian Ronan, and orchestrations by Michael Utley.