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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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Lin-Manuel Miranda Joins Jimmy at Escape to Margaritaville in Chicago

posted November 13th, 2017 at 8:38 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was in Chicago over the weekend for the opening of ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ the musical at the Oriental Theatre and one of the biggest stars in the musical world, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, stopped by and joined Jimmy on stage:

Lin-Manuel Miranda spent Saturday in Chicago, unannounced and mostly in the company of Jimmy Buffett.

Each man has a show currently in Chicago: Miranda’s “Hamilton” is in the midst of a long run in the Loop. Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” is in preview performances at the Oriental Theatre.

Buffett and Miranda appeared together at the Chicago matinee of “Hamilton” Saturday. On Saturday night, sources said, the duo were to appear together at the curtain call for “Margaritaville.”

The two are friends. Buffett has seen “Hamilton” several times already, including a night spent watching the show in New York from the soundboard.




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Buffett Writes About Star of His Broadway Musical

posted October 18th, 2017 at 11:43 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett penned an article in Vanity Fair about finding his lead role in the musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’

About 10 months ago, I was in New York casting the role of Tully Mars, the lead in my upcoming musical, Escape to Margaritaville. It debuts this month in New Orleans, where I started my singing career nearly 50 years ago, and heads to Broadway next March. While the show is not based on my life, it is chock-full of songs I wrote in the early years, when I was a singer playing in Key West bars and all along the Overseas Highway. Once in a while in the audition process there will be a performer who, by his or her entrance into the room, tells you that this is the one you are looking for. Enter Paul Alexander Nolan wearing a Hawaiian shirt, a pair of flip-flops, and a guitar strung across his back.

Once Paul had the part, he was full of questions about how to approach the songs and how to play Tully. My answer was simple: “You need to become him.” So we decided to send Paul to “bar-singer boot camp” in the Florida Keys. Stage performers are used to a silence in their workspace, while bar singers thrive in a cacophonous racket. Performing in a funky, loud Keys bar was something I felt Paul needed to experience.

So off we went to the Green Turtle Inn, in Islamorada, a place that was on my song line from past years. On March 7, 2017, along with about 150 bar patrons, we all came together to witness Paul Nolan’s debut as a bar singer, including a few duets with yours truly. I’m proud to say that Paul was a quick learner and graduated from “boot camp” with flying colors. Now we just need to work on his tan.



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Watch Jimmy Buffett’s Today Show Appearance

posted September 29th, 2017 at 8:45 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett was on the Today Show this morning where he discussed his musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ and he also sat in on a discussion about what to do with your wedding ring and pictures from a previous marriage!

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Jimmy on The Today Show This Morning

posted September 29th, 2017 at 4:20 am

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will make an appearance on The Today Show this morning in the 8am ET hour according to the Instagram account for the ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ musical:

Tune in to catch Jimmy Buffett tomorrow on The Today Show during the 8AM ET hour! #FinsUp

A post shared by Escape to Margaritaville (@buffettmusical) on




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