Bob Dylan-infused Girl from the North Country will officially transfer to Broadway
Girl from the North Country begins performances at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway on February 7, 2020.
Following its acclaimed run at the Public Theater in the fall of 2018 (read our 5* review), Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan, has now announced a move uptown to the Great White Way. The Broadway premiere is scheduled to begin previews at the Belasco Theatre on February 7, 2020, ahead of an official opening on March 5.
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."
It is yet to be confirmed whether the Public Theater cast will transfer with the production, but details of the creative team have been announced. The Broadway production will feature scenic & costume design by Rae Smith, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Simon Baker, orchestrations, arrangements & music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson, and movement direction by Lucy Hind.
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.
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