Esacpe To Margaritaville

Escape to Margaritaville Tickets

Bringing sunshine, rest and relaxation to the bustling heart of Times Square, Jimmy Buffett's musical Escape to Margaritaville describes itself as not just a musical, but a way of life.

Directed and choreographed respectively by Christopher Ashley and Kelly Devine - the duo that brought you the smash hit musical Come From Away - Escape to Margaritaville features a parrothead's dream playlist of Jimmy Buffett classics such as "Fins," "Why Don't We Get Drunk," "Son of a Son of a Sailor," "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and, of course, "Margaritaville." It also features a scenic design by Walt Spangler that is as luxuriously tropical as it is functional. Indeed, the Marquis Theatre has been transformed into a paradise island getaway, complete with cabanas, margarita machines and bouncing beach balls, that feels like a summer vacation no matter what time of year you decide to visit.

Buffett's hits have been woven unashamedly into a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O'Malley that follows the pursuits of Tully and Rachel, two individuals mismatched by attitudes and ideologies, whose shared attraction is destined to overcome life's many obstacles. He is a singer/bartender at the Hotel Margaritaville, enjoying the easy life and staying clear of the fast lane (and relationship commitments). She is an environmental scientist, who can't survive without a wi-fi connection, and strives to save the world. Escape to Margaritaville explores how two characters from two different worlds can evolve and find comprimises on a search for true happiness - a search they both didn't necessarily realise they were undertaking.

Aside from our two protagonists, there is a wealth of comic relief spilling from the stage in the form of two subplot love stories, as Tammy, an underappreciated and body-shamed bride-to-be, meets Brick, an unassuming and simple guy, who loves her just the way she is, and as Marley, manager of the Hotel Margaritaville, finally gives in to the advances of the often drunken, seaplane pilot J.D. (albeit whilst she fantasizes he is actually Denzel Washington).

If you are in the mood for some piña colada-infused light-hearted entertainment, where sing-alongs are actively encouraged, then book an escape to Maragaritaville today...

Cheeseburger in Paradise, anyone???

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

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Running time: 
2hrs 15mins (including 1 intermission)
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About Escape to Margaritaville:

Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water'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. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn't get much better than this.

Book by Greg Garcia & Mike O'Malley, with Music & Lyrics by Jimmy Buffett
Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams
Christopher Ashley
Howell Binkley
Brian Ronan
Walt Spangler
Kelly Devine
Paul Tazewell
Cast list:
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)
Other info:
Music Supervision by Christopher Jahnke
Escape to Margaritaville Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 16, 2018
Opening date: 
March 15, 2018
July 1, 2018

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

Marquis Theatre

1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Street), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
49th Street station

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