Girl From the North Country, the Broadway-bound jukebox musical inspired by the songs of Bob Dylan and featuring an original book by Conor McPherson, now has a complete cast. Joining the production is Austin Scott (Hamilton, TV’s Pose) will play the role of “Joe Scott.” Also newly announced to the cast are Jennifer Blood, Chiara Trentalange, and Law Terrell Dunford.
These talents round out an ensemble composed of the previously announced Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Tom Nelis, David Pittu, Colton Ryan, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Bob Walton, Chelsea Lee Williams and Mare Winningham.
Girl From the North Countryis described as follows: “1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty.”
The design team for Girl From the North Country includes scenery and costumes by Rae Smith, lighting by Mark Henderson, and sound by Simon Baker. Also onboard are Simon Hale, providing orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision, with additional arrangements by McPherson and Simon Hale. Movement will be staged by Lucy Hind. Conor McPherson helms the production as director, in addition to his book-writing duties.
Girl From the North Country had a successful Off-Broadway run at the Public Theatre and in London’s West End. It will begin performances at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre on February 7, 2020.
Mark Robinson is the author of the two-volume encyclopedia The World of Musicals, The Disney Song Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of Television Theme Songs. His forthcoming book, Sitcommentary: The Television Comedies That Changed America, will hit the shelves in October, 2019. He maintains a theater and entertainment blog at markrobinsonwrites.com.
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