Marc Kudisch, Mare Winningham & David Pittu

Public Theater announces complete cast of Girl from the North Country

Marc Kudisch, Mare Winningham, David Pittu & more are set to appear in the U.S. premiere of the Bob Dylan musical.

Tom Millward
Tom Millward

The Public Theater has now revealed complete casting for the hotly anticipated North American premiere of London's hit musical play Girl from the North Country, which is set to play a limited engagement at the Public's Newman Theater from September 11 through to November 4, 2018, with an official opening on October 1.

The cast will feature (in alphabetical order) Todd Almond (as Elias Burke), Jeannette Bayardelle (as Mrs. Neilson), Tony Award nominee Stephen Bogardus (as Nick Laine), Sydney James Harcourt (as Joe Scott), Caitlin Houlahan (as Kate Draper), Robert Joy (as Dr. Walker), three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (as Mr. Burke), Luba Mason (as Mrs. Burke), Tom Nelis (as Mr. Perry), two-time Tony Award nominee David Pittu (as Reverend Marlowe), Colton Ryan (as Gene Laine), Samantha Marie Ware (as Marianne Laine), and Oscar & Tony Award nominee Mare Winningham (as Elizabeth Laine), alongside ensemble members Matthew Frederick Harris, John Schiappa, Rachel Stern, and Chelsea Lee Williams.

Written and directed by Conor McPherson, Girl from the North Country features the songs of music legend Bob Dylan.

Mr. McPherson commented: "I just couldn't be more thrilled with this amazing company. We're all so looking forward to presenting Girl from the North Country to New York audiences at The Public, just a few blocks from where Bob Dylan began his journey into legend."

Synopsis: "Bob Dylan's inimitable songbook is authentically transformed into this achingly beautiful story of a down-on-its-luck community on the brink of change in Dylan's hometown, Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934. Conor McPherson has created a mythical new show, weaving the music of our greatest poet-singer-songwriter into a piercing drama about home, heart, and the searching determination of the American soul."

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. Read Mark Shenton's 5* review on our London Theatre Guide sister site.

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