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Jimmy Buffett Musical Escape to Margaritaville Opens on Broadway March 15

The Broadway production of Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, officially opens at the Marquis Theatre March 15. The open-ended New York engagement follows a world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse and a subsequent tour that played Houston, New Orleans, and Chicago.

Jimmy Buffett and Paul Alexander Nolan Marc J. Franklin

Feature a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, Escape to Margaritaville uses Buffett’s familiar catalog and new songs to tell the story of a relaxed island paradise and its inhabitants—including a carefree bartender and a visiting, career-minded scientist who challenges his worldview.

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.

Follow Playbill on Facebook to watch the cast and creative team greet Playbill live from the opening-night celebration, beginning at approximately 10 PM.

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.


The production, directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, offers a digital lottery and in-person general rush. Winners of the Broadway Direct-run lottery will have one hour to pay for up to two tickets (priced at $40 each), which will be available for pickup as the house opens. The general rush is available for day-of seats, subject to availability when the box office opens.

The Original Broadway Cast Recording, released February 16 (coinciding with the first preview), is now available for both physical and digital purchase.

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.

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