The new musical, Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the iconic songs of Jimmy Buffet, opens tonight, March 15, 2018. The piece interpolates such hits as “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise” into an original book by Emmy-winner Greg Garcia and Emmy-nominee Mike O’Malley. The new musical is directed by Christopher Ashley (Come From Away). The production plays Broadway’s Marquis Theatre.
Headlining the show will be Paul Alexander Nolan (Bright Star), Alison Luff (Les Misérables), Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You), and Eric Petersen (School of Rock). The cast will also include Rema Webb (The Color Purple), Don Sparks (Take Me Out), and Andre Ward (Something Rotten!), along with Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Marjorie Failoni, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.
“We had such an amazing time developing the show at La Jolla Playhouse, and I look forward to continuing to work on this exuberant new musical with our supremely talented cast – chock full of triple threats – as we embark on the next phase of our Margaritaville journey,” said director Christopher Ashley.
The creative team includes 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, Tony Award nominee Christopher Jahnke as Music Supervisor, and 101 Productions, Ltd. as General Management. Casting by Telsey + Company / Rachel Hoffman, CSA.