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‘Escape to Margaritaville’ is Going National

posted May 19th, 2018 at 8:13 am

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by Josh Martin

In 2019, the Jimmy Buffett musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ will head out on a national tour:

Escape to Margaritaville, the new Broadway musical featuring the songs of Jimmy Buffett, will launch a national tour in October 2019. The traveling production will kick off at Rhode Island’s Providence Performing Arts Center, according to producer Frank Marshall.

The musical, featuring a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley, opened at the Marquis Theatre in March after playing pre-Broadway engagements in La Jolla, Chicago, New Orleans, and Houston.

Casting and a full itinerary will be announced at a later date.



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Watch Jimmy and Nolan on ‘Watch What Happens Live’

posted May 17th, 2018 at 7:16 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the star of Broadway’s ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ Paul Alexander Nolan stopped by ‘Watch What Happens Live’ this week:

On May 15, music mogul and singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett and the star of his Broadway musical, Paul Alexander Nolan, took to the stage on Watch What Happens Live to sing the hit song “Margaritaville.”

Buffett’s Escape to Margaritaville currently runs at the Marquis Theatre and incorporates signature Buffett tunes like ‘Margaritaville,“ “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and “Tin Cup Chalice” into an original story by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley.

Though the show did not receive any Tony nominations, Parrotheads flock to the theatre to enjoy the high-energy production directed by Tony winner Christopher Ashley and choreographed by Kelly Devine.


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Buffett and ‘Escape From Margaritaville’ Cast on The Today Show

posted March 1st, 2018 at 9:11 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett and the cast of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ appeared on The Today Show on Thursday morning:

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville took over NBC’s “Today” when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. Cast member Andre Ward and the full company performed the classic song “Volcano.”

Escape to Margaritaville is now in previews at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street) ahead of an official opening on Thursday, March 15.




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Watch Jimmy on CBS Sunday Morning

posted February 17th, 2018 at 6:22 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will be on CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ musical.

Jimmy Buffett comes to Broadway. Tracy Smith profiles the singer-songwriter whose music is now the focus of a Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.”



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Buffett Hands Out Burgers at Box Office Opening for Margaritaville Musical

posted December 10th, 2017 at 12:46 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was on hand Friday at the Marquis Theater box office as tickets for his musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ went on sale.

Island rocker Jimmy Buffett caused a sensation in Times Square on Friday when he appeared outside the Marquis Theatre to help open the box office for his Broadway musical, “Escape to Margaritaville.”

Buffett passed out more than 500 cheeseburgers to fans — a nod to his hit “Cheeseburger in Paradise” — and “posed for nearly as many selfies” a spy said.

Although the temperature was far from tropical, theater owner James L. Nederlander was also out front scarfing a burger, promising that he and Buffett would return to do a “cheeseburger cookout” when the show opens in the spring.

The show begins previews in February.



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Buffett to be at Broadway Box Office as Tickets go on Sale

posted December 6th, 2017 at 4:29 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will be on hand at the Marquis Theatre box office when tickets for ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ the musical goes on sale December 8th.

Composer Jimmy Buffett will be on hand when the Escape to Margaritaville box office at the Marquis Theatre, 210 West 46th Street, opens for business December 8 at 10 AM ET.

As part of the production’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts, $5 of every ticket purchase made at the box office December 8 will be donated to One America Appeal, a non-profit organization founded by all five living former U.S. Presidents to aid hurricane victims in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. To date, the show has raised more than $110,000 for hurricane relief.

Following its pre-Broadway tour, the new musical will begin previews February 16, 2018, prior to an official opening March 15 at the Marquis.

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