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    Jimmy Buffett Musical Eyes Broadway Debut in Spring 2018

    Jimmy Buffett Musical Eyes Broadway Debut in Spring 2018

    1/6/2017 by Ashley Lee

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    Jimmy Buffett performs at the Part the Cloud Gala benefitting the Alzheimer's Association on April 30, 2016 in Menlo Park, Calif.

    'Escape to Margaritaville' will first stop in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago, after premiering in San Diego.

    Jimmy Buffett is one step closer to Broadway.
    Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring both original tracks and the singer's classics, is eyeing a Broadway debut in spring 2018, producers announced Friday (Jan. 6).
    After the production has its previously announced world premiere at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse (May 9-June 25), the show will make three additional tryout stops in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago. (Though most new musicals have one or, at most, two pre-Broadway engagements, four is quite unusual. But the decision to do so -- and in cities with a high concentration of Buffet fans -- suggests that the show will be thoroughly honed before hitting the more challenging economic market of Broadway.)

    Jimmy Buffett Musical Sets San Diego Premiere

    "It’s always been a dream of mine to make it to Broadway!" said Buffett in a statement. "After our world premiere this May in La Jolla, we’ll set sail from California on a pre-Broadway national tour stopping first in the city that gave me my start-New Orleans, then to some of my other favorites -- Houston and Chicago -- before arriving at that port of all ports, Broadway and New York City."
    The show -- which tells the original story of a tropical island resort and its charming bartender-singer who falls for a beautiful, career-minded tourist -- is penned by co-book writers Greg Garcia (creator of My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope and Yes, Dear) and Mike O’Malley (Yes, Dear and Glee), with Tony nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis, Xanadu) directing. The creative team also will include choreographer Kelly Devine, scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designer Howell Binkley and sound designer Brian Ronan. Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams are producin

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    Re: Jimmy Buffett Musical Eyes Broadway Debut in Spring 2018

    Interesting. I enjoyed an article written by Herman Wouk, years ago, about meeting with Jimmy Buffett about producing Stop the Carnival for Broadway. The article was funny and poignant, much like Stop the Carnival. In the words of Mr. Wouk from another of his books - Marjorie Morningstar - "Of all sad words from tongue or pen, the saddest are these...what might have been." The show did not go on. I hope this does.

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