The Jimmy Buffett Musical "Escape to Margaritaville" Coming to Broadway

by VVN Music

They'll be wasting away again in Margaritaville starting March 15, 2018 at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway as the Jimmy Buffett musical makes its debut.

Escape to Margaritaville features not only some of Buffett's best known songs (Come Monday, Volcano, Cheeseburger in Paradise) but also originals written just for the show. The book for the musical is by Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl, Raising Hope) and Mike O'Malley (Survivor's Remorse, Shameless, actor in Glee, Yes Dear) with direction by Christopher Ashley and choreography by Kelly Devine.  Escape to Margaritaville is produced by Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams.

The show premiered on May 9 at the La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, CA where it plays through July 9. It then follows with stops in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago before moving to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre. Previews begin February 16 with opening set for March 15. 

Buffett said of the production "Well, going to Broadway is a dream come true, but to be coming to the Marquis is like having a great margarita with a tequila floater. If we are going to turn the island of Manhattan into Margaritaville, Times Square seems the perfect place to drop anchor after our voyage from La Jolla, New Orleans, Houston and Chicago. I am grateful to all the wonderful people at all levels who participated in the hard work of turning a dream into reality. It’s going to be a tropical season in New York. Fins Up!!!!"

Director Ashley said "We’ve had such a fantastic adventure at La Jolla Playhouse bringing this production – filled with Jimmy Buffett’s iconic music – to theatrical life, with such a terrific team of artists. We’re in the midst of an amazing run here, and I’ve rarely seen such an enthusiastic response to a show. As a now official Parrot Head, I am overjoyed to continue the journey of Escape to Margaritaville across the country – and on to Broadway."

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