Girl from the North Country begins performances on Broadway

The new musical, which features the songs of Bob Dylan, is set for an official opening at the Belasco Theatre on March 5, 2020.

Jeannette Bayardelle and the cast of Girl from the North Country

Get ready for a "Hurricane"! The Broadway premiere of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan, begins previews at the Belasco Theatre tonight. An official opening is set for March 5.

Check out our Girl from the North Country-themed edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond featuring Jeannette Bayardelle and her recent West End counterpart, Rachel John here.

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."

The tuner previously played an acclaimed run at the Public Theater in the fall of 2018 (read our 5* review).

The principal cast of Girl from the North Country includes 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), Matt McGrath (as Reverend Marlowe), ​Tom Nelis (as Mr. Perry), Colton Ryan (as Gene Laine), Jay O. Sanders (as Nick Laine), Austin Scott (as Joe Scott), Kimber Elayne Sprawl (as Marianne Laine), and Tony & Academy Award nominee & two-time Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham (as Elizabeth Laine).

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 and ultimately winning two out of its five Olivier Award nominations in 2018. A Toronoto production premiered in the fall of 2019 and a return West End engagement closed on February 1, 2020.

Girl from the North Country Tickets are available now for performances through September 27, 2020.

(Photo by Joan Marcus)