Girl from the North Country Information
Girl from the North Country reopens at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway from October 13. Find out more about Girl from the North Country tickets on Broadway.
The Broadway cast recording of Girl From the North Country is also now available. The cast recording was recorded in March 2020, days before all Broadway theatres were forced to shut due to the pandemic.
Get ready for perhaps the most unique 'jukebox' musical experience to have ever graced the Great White Way, folks. Although Irish playwright Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country showcases around twenty classic songs by music legend Bob Dylan, the gently gripping and original story follows a gathering of diverse characters in Duluth, Minnesota in 1934 amidst the harrowing effects of the Great Depression. Duluth is, of course, Bob Dylan's hometown and fans will be anything but depressed after hearing the talented cast's renditions of his hits, beautifully orchestrated and arranged by Simon Hale, including "Like A Rolling Stone," "Make You Feel My Love," "Hurricane," and "Forever Young," just to name a few.
Cast members also play instruments from the 1930s live on stage, adding to the unique nature of this musical masterpiece.
Girl from the North Country originally premiered at London's Old Vic in July 2017 to great critical acclaim and was instantly granted a West End transfer to the Noel Coward Theatre for a 12-week limited engagement from December 2017. The production received a total of five Olivier Award nominations in 2018, including 'Best New Musical.' It was only a matter of time before this American-centric tuner would receive its New York premiere, enjoying an acclaimed run at The Public Theater in the fall of 2018.
Since then, Girl from the North Country has staged its Canadian premiere in Toronto in the fall of 2019 and a special return engagement in London's West End, this time at the Gielgud Theatre. It has been a long and winding road to Broadway, but the wait is over for Bob Dylan fans to finally experience this heart-wrenching and altogether human tale told on the Great White Way.
(Photos by Matthew Murphy)
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.
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY VIDEO
2hr 30min (incl. intermission)
February 7th, 2019
June 19th, 2022
October 13th, 2021
June 19th, 2022
February 7th, 2020
Cast and creative
By: Conor McPherson
Songs by: Bob Dylan
Director: Conor McPherson
Producer: Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Steven Lappin, Sony Music Entertainment/Sony ATV, David Mirvish, The Dodgers, Len Blavatnik, Sonia Friedman, Dianne Roberts, John Gore Organization, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Independent Presenters Network, Rod Kaats, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Patrick Catullo, The Old Vic and The Public Theater
Cast list: Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan (currently playing Dawn in Waitress through October 3), Robert Joy, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Chelsea Lee Williams, Mare Winningham, Colin Bates, Alex Joseph Grayson, Housso Semon, Edward Staudenmayer, Anastasia Talley
Design: Rae Smith
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Costume: Rae Smith
Choreography: Lucy Hind
Sound: Simon Baker
Other info: Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision by Simon Hale, and Additional Arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson