Jeannette Bayardelle in Girl from the North Country

Initial cast confirmed for Girl from the North Country on Broadway

Girl from the North Country is set to begin performances at the Belasco Theatre on Broadway on February 7, 2020.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

Producers of the upcoming Broadway transfer of Conor McPherson's Girl from the North Country, which features the songs of music icon Bob Dylan, have now announced initial casting. Reprising their respective roles from the acclaimed run at the Public Theater in the fall of 2018 (read our 5* review) will be Todd Almond, Jeannette Bayardelle, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Tom Nelis, Tony Award nominee David Pittu, Colton Ryan, John Schiappa, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Tony & Academy Award nominee & two-time Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham.

A new addition to the cast is Jay O. Sanders, who will take on the role of Nick Laine, and complete casting will be announced shortly.

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."

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. A Toronoto production is also scheduled to begin performances on September 28, 2019, with a return West End engagement commencing on December 10, 2019. 

(Photo by Joan Marcus)


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