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Buffett to Perform on ‘A Capitol Fourth’

posted June 3rd, 2018 at 12:02 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett will perform on the PBS Independence Day program ‘A Capitol Fourth':

“A Capitol Fourth,” the annual PBS concert on the Fourth of July, will showcase Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, the Temptations, gospel superstar CeCe Winans and violinist Joshua Bell this year.

John Stamos returns as host for the telecast at 8 p.m. on the nation’s 242nd birthday, the program announced Thursday.

Opera great Renée Fleming will perform “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from “Carousel” to honor service men and women. She is starring in the current Broadway revival of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.

Other performers include artist Pentatonix, country singer-songwriter Luke Combs and “American Idol” alum Lauren Alaina. Additional performers will be announced.

The National Symphony Orchestra will perform under the direction of conductor Jack Everly in the concert from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

Buffett will perform with the Broadway cast of “Escape to Margaritaville,” which will start a national tour.

This year will be the 38th annual broadcast of “A Capitol Fourth,” which concludes with the traditional rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with live cannon fire supplied by the U.S. Army Presidential Salute Battery.

The concert can be heard live in stereo over NPR member stations nationwide, and it will be live-streamed on PBS, You Tube, Facebook and www.pbs.org/a-capitol-fourth, It will be available as Video on Demand from July 4 to July 18, 2018.


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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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Upcoming Today Show Appearance for Buffett

posted February 16th, 2018 at 1:51 pm

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by Josh Martin

Mark your calendars… Jimmy Buffett will make an appearance and perform on The Today Show on Thursday, March 1st.

Jimmy was last on The Today Show back in September. You can watch clips from that appearance here.

The visit will likely be to promote his musical ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ that begins Broadway previews on Friday night.


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Jimmy Buffett to Appear on NCIS New Orleans

posted September 25th, 2017 at 8:07 pm

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by Josh Martin

Jimmy Buffett has appeared several times on the CBS show ‘Hawaii Five-O’ and this fall he’ll perform as himself on ‘NCIS: New Orleans’.

The men and women of NCIS: New Orleans are about to take a visit to Margaritaville.

EW has learned exclusively that Jimmy Buffett will perform as himself in the season 4 premiere of the Scott Bakula starrer.

“It’s New Orleans, baby! You can’t represent the city properly unless you celebrate music,” says showrunner Brad Kern about Buffet’s appearance. “On top of that, it separates us from the pack and makes our show a little more unique.”

The premiere episode is titled “Rogue Nation” and picks up six weeks after Dwayne Pride’s (Bakula) take-down of the corrupt Mayor Hamilton. Pride remains on probation while his team is monitored by Supervisory Special Agent Paula Boyd (Becky Ann Baker).



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