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Cast for Escape to Margaritaville on Broadway confirmed

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Alison Luff & Paul Alexander Nolan in Escape to Margaritaville
Alison Luff & Paul Alexander Nolan
in Escape to Margaritaville

Casting is now complete for the Broadway premiere of the new musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the hits of singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett, which will begin previews at Broadway's Marquis Theatre on February 16, 2018, ahead of an official opening on March 15.

The cast of Escape to Margaritaville includes Paul Alexander Nolan (as Tully), Alison Luff (as Rachel), Lisa Howard (as Tammy), Eric Petersen (as Brick), Don Sparks (as J.D.), Andre Ward (as Jamal) and Rema Webb (as Marley).

Ensemble members include Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Marjorie Failoni, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.

Escape to Margaritaville features a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley. Mr. Buffett has also written original songs for the musical to accompany his back catalogue of hits.

Synopsis: "Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the ocean’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. This new musical is the story of a part-time bartender, part-time singer, and full-time charmer named Tully who thinks he’s got life all figured out. Until a beautiful career-minded tourist steals his heart and makes him question everything."

Under the direction of Tony winner Christopher Ashley, the creative team behind Escape to Margaritaville features choreography by Tony nominee Kelly Devine, music supervision by Tony nominee Christopher Jahnke, scenic design by Walt Spangler, costume design by Tony winner Paul Tazewell, lighting design by two-time Tony winner Howell Binkley, and sound design by two-time Tony winner Brian Ronan.

Escape to Margaritaville recently staged its world premiere engagement at La Jolla Playhouse in California, from May 9 through to June 25 2017. The production will also play the following three pre-Broadway engagements:

- East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans/Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana October 20 – 28, 2017

- BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center, Houston, Texas - October 31 – November 5, 2017

- Broadway In Chicago/Oriental Theatre, Chicago, Illinois - November 9 – December 3, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville is produced on Broadway by Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams.

- by Tom Millward

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