Girl from the North Country

Girl from the North Country

UPDATE: This production is temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more information.

Tickets are on sale now for Girl from the North Country at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway.

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)

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
Categories: 
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About Girl from the North Country:

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.

 

By:
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
Director:
Conor McPherson
Songs by:
Bob Dylan
Lighting:
Mark Henderson
Sound:
Simon Baker
Design:
Rae Smith
Choreography:
Lucy Hind
Costume:
Rae Smith
Cast list:
Todd Almond (as Elias Burke), Jeannette Bayardelle (as Mrs. Neilsen), Caitlin Houlahan (as Kate Draper), Robert Joy (as Dr. Walker), 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 Mare Winningham (as Elizabeth Laine)
Other info:
Orchestrations, Arrangements & Music Supervision by Simon Hale, and Additional Arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson
Girl from the North Country Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
February 7, 2020
Opening date: 
March 5, 2020
Booking to: 
May 30, 2021
MatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7pm
Wednesday2pm8pm
Thursday-7pm
Friday-8pm
Saturday2pm8pm
Sunday3pm-

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Latest Girl from the North Country News & Features

Mare Winningham
New York Theatre Guide at the Opening Night of Girl from the North Country on Broadway
March 6, 2020

Yesterday evening, the New York Theatre Guide took the "Slow Train" to the Belasco Theatre for the Opening Night of Girl from the North Country! Having previously wowed the critics over the pond in London, and Off-Broadway at the Public Theater in 2018, the Broadway premiere certainly followed suit last night with our very own Joe Dziemianowicz describing the production as "the thinking theatergoer’s jukebox musical" in his 4* review. Read Joe's full review here and our full New York Theatre Guide to Girl from the North Country here.

Mare Winningham in Girl from the North Country
A New York Theatre Guide to... Girl from the North Country!
March 6, 2020

In the summer of 2017, Conor McPherson’s new theatrical masterpiece known as Girl from the North Country received its world premiere at The Old Vic in London… almost 4,000 miles away from the show’s setting of Duluth, Minnesota (which also happens to be the hometown of one Bob Dylan)! The music legend’s greatest hits are uniquely showcased in this production which now, following acclaimed runs in the West End, Toronto and Off-Broadway at the Public Theater, is officially open at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway.

Mare Winningham in Girl from the North Country
Official Broadway production photos released for Girl from the North Country
February 25, 2020

Producers of the Broadway premiere of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music legend Bob Dylan, have now released official production photography ahead of next week's official opening at the Belasco Theatre. Check out these gorgeous new shots of the Broadway cast in action...

Jeannette Bayardelle in Girl from the North Country
Girl from the North Country begins performances on Broadway
February 7, 2020

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.

Matt McGrath
Matt McGrath joins the Broadway cast of Girl from the North Country
January 21, 2020

Stage veteran Matt McGrath has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway premiere of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan. McGrath replaces previously announced David Pittu who has now left the production due to scheduling conflicts. McGrath's previous Broadway credits include Cabaret, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Working. His many Off-Broadway credits include a Lucille Lortel Award-winning performance in The Legend of Georgia McBride for MCC Theater.

Jeannette Bayardelle & Rachel John
5 Questions from Over the Pond: Girl from the North Country's Jeannette Bayardelle & Rachel John
January 7, 2020

Over the pond, the celebrated musical Girl from the North Country (which intertwines the greatest hits of music legend Bob Dylan with an original, Great Depression-era story by Irish playwright Conor McPherson) is currently enjoying its second limited West End engagement. As the tuner prepares for its Broadway premiere next month, we thought we'd take this opportunity to pair up a member of the London cast with her New York counterpart for a special Girl from the North Country-themed edition of 5 Questions from Over the Pond... and who better than Jeannette Bayardelle and Rachel John?

Our Girl from the North Country Review

So moody and moving it can hurt, Girl from the North Country is the thinking theatergoer’s jukebox musical. Its bright stars are more than 20 songs by Bob Dylan threading throughout the Depression-era story that’s now on stage at the Belasco Theatre. Following earlier runs at the Old Vic in London and Off-Broadway at the Public Theater, the show arrives on Broadway four years after Dylan, a... Read more

NOTE: THIS IS A REVIEW OF THE 2018 PUBLIC THEATER PRODUCTION OF GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY... May I just say that I take back every negative thing I have ever said about Bob Dylan. Including the part about the first time one of the cool girls at high school played his record for me back in 1965 or so, and I thought the record was on the wrong speed. Basta! OK. Stop reading for a moment. Stop... Read more