Girl from the North Country on Broadway returns at the Belasco Theater on October 13th. The Bob Dylan Jukebox Musical opened on March 5, 2020. Sadly, after that, the theater industry was closed for 13 months.
Girl from the North Country
This musical features a book by the director Conor McPherson and music from Dylan’s catalog. It shows footage of the life of a small community in Duluth, Minnesota, where the Lane family runs A dilapidated hotel. The girl from the north featured Rae Smith’s landscape and costume design; Simon Hale’s orchestral, arranger, and music supervision, and additional arrangements by Hale and McPherson; Mark Henderson’s lighting design; Simon Baker’s sound design; Lucy Hind’s movement Direction; and music director of Marco Paguia.
A lot of the original Girl from the North Country actors return. They include Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Mare Winningham. Colin Bates joins the company.
Girl from the North Country returns on Broadway
The Broadway staging is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Steven Lappin, Sony Music Entertainment/Sony ATV, David Mirvish, Len Blavatnik, The Dodgers, Eric, and Marsi Gardiner, Dianne Roberts, John Gore Organization, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Tommy Mottola, Independent Presenters Network, Rod Kaats, Diana DiMenna, Mary Beth O’Connor, Barbara H. Freitag, Patrick Catullo, The Old Vic, and The Public Theater, with Aaron Lustbader serving as executive producer.
Girl from the North Country was the last show to be released before Broadway was shut down in March 2020. That way it was deemed not eligible for the 74th Tony Award. That was because of the change in the deadline. Therefore, it wasn’t in the 75th Tony Awards competition. The musical began previews on February 7, 2020, and will officially start on March 5, 2020.
Credits: playbill.com; newyorktheatreguide.com
Credits featured image: Rough Tough, Real Stuff, Flickr