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Austin Scott completes the cast of Girl from the North County on Broadway
The Broadway premiere of Girl from the North Country is set to begin performances at the Belasco Theatre on February 7, 2020.
Casting is now complete for the upcoming Broadway transfer of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan. Star of FX's "Pose" and Hamilton alum Austin Scott joins the Broadway company and takes on the role of Joe Scott.
Mr. Scott joins previously announced principal cast members Todd Almond (as Elias Burke), Jeannette Bayardelle (as Mrs. Neilsen), Caitlin Houlahan (as Kate Draper), Robert Joy (as Dr. Walker), Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (as Mr. Burke), Luba Mason (as Mrs. Burke), Tom Nelis (as Mr. Perry), Tony Award nominee David Pittu (as Reverend Marlowe), Colton Ryan (as Gene Laine), Jay O. Sanders (as Nick Laine), Kimber Elayne Sprawl (as Marianne Laine), and Tony & Academy Award nominee & two-time Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham (as Elizabeth Laine).
Completing the ensemble are Jennifer Blood, Law Terrell Dunford, and Chiara Trentalange, who join Matthew Frederick Harris, Ben Mayne, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern, Bob Walton, and Chelsea Lee Williams.
The Broadway premiere is scheduled to begin previews at the Belasco Theatre on February 7, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 5. The tuner previously played an acclaimed run at the Public Theater in the fall of 2018 (read our 5* review).
Synopsis: "1934. A time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America. Only a song can shake off the dust for one group of wayward souls—and old dreams may hold the promise of new beginnings. As they pass in and out of each other’s lives, their stories awaken with passion, fury and extraordinary beauty. Reimagining the music of Bob Dylan as roof-raising ensemble pieces and soul-stirring solos, celebrated playwright Conor McPherson writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love."
Audiences can expect theatrical renditions of some of the greatest hits from Bob Dylan's back catelogue, including the likes of "Make You Feel My Love," "Hurricane," and "Forever Young."
Girl from the North Country features movement direction by Lucy Hind, orchestrations, arrangements & music supervision by Simon Hale, additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson, scenic & costume design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Mark Henderson, and sound design by Simon Baker.
Girl from the North Country originally premiered at London's Old Vic in July 2017, before transferring to the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End for a 12-week run from December 2017. A Toronoto production began performances on September 28, 2019, and a return West End engagement is scheduled to commence on December 10, 2019.
Girl from the North Country Tickets are available now for performances from February 7 through September 27, 2020.
(Photo by Karl Magnuson)