AFTER A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED RUN
AT THE PUBLIC THEATER
GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY
WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY IN 2020
Written and Directed by
Music and Lyrics by
June 18, 2019 – After critically-acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Public Theater, The Old Vic London, and in the West End, Girl From The North Country brings its rousing spirit to Broadway, beginning performances on Friday, February 7 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) with the opening night set for Thursday, March 5.
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 (The Weir, The Seafarer) writes and directs this heartbreaking and universal story about family and love.
Girl From The North Country will feature scenic and costume design by Rae Smith; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson; and movement direction by Lucy Hind.
The Broadway production of Girl From The North Country will be produced by 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 (Artistic Director, Matthew Warchus; Executive Director, Kate Varah; Producer, Georgia Gatti) and The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham; Mandy Hackett, Director of Public Theater Productions), with Aaron Lustbader serving as Executive Producer.
Praise for Girl From The North Country:
“A TRIUMPH. GORGEOUS, THRILLING, AND MOVING. A BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE SONGBOOK FORM.” Peter Marks, The Washington Post
“A GRIPPING, EMOTIONALLY WRENCHING DRAMA THAT DEFIES CATEGORIZATION.” Barbara Schuler, Newsday
“ * * * * * FEELS BOTH PART OF A PARTICULAR MOMENT IN AMERICAN HISTORY AND OF TODAY.” - Claire Alfree, The Telegraph
“* * * * SO FIERCE AND BEAUTIFUL, THE HAIRS ON THE BACK OF YOUR NECK STAND UP. STIRRING AND TOTALLY FRESH!” - Caroline McGinn, Time Out London