Girl From the North Country Returns to Broadway April 29 | Playbill

Broadway News Girl From the North Country Returns to Broadway April 29

The Bob Dylan-Conor McPherson musical ended its original run at the Belasco in January.

The cast of <i>Girl From the North Country</i>
The cast of Girl From the North Country Matthew Murphy

The acclaimed musical Girl From the North Country, which played its final performance at Broadway's Belasco Theatre January 23, reopens at the Belasco April 29 for 50 performances through June 11.

Cast members returning to the production include Todd Almond, Colin Bates, Jeannette Bayardelle, Jennifer Blood, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Housso Semon, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Aidan Wharton, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Tony nominee and two-time Emmy winner Mare Winningham.

Craig Bierko (The Music Man) joins the cast in the role of Mr. Burke, replacing Marc Kudisch, who will be seen in the Alliance Theatre production of Trading PlacesBen Toomer joins the company as a swing.

Craig Bierko
Craig Bierko Joseph Marzullo/WENN

“We are so thrilled to bring this incredible production back to Broadway and to return to our home at the Belasco Theatre,” producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons said in an earlier statement. “As Broadway’s recovery continues, we are so grateful to be a part of this exciting season and to give more audiences a chance to visit us in the North Country and experience the magic of Bob Dylan’s songs and Conor McPherson’s remarkable storytelling.”

Girl From the North Country originally opened March 5, 2020, but closed just a week later due to New York’s COVID restrictions. The production reopened October 13, 2021.

Featuring a book by director Conor McPherson and music from Bob Dylan's catalog, the musical offers a slice-of-life look at a small community in Duluth, Minnesota, where the Laine family operates a rundown guesthouse.

READ: Do You Need to Know Bob Dylan Music to Love Girl From the North Country?

Girl From the North Country features scenic and costume design by Rae Smith; orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Hale and McPherson; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; movement direction by Lucy Hind; and music direction by Marco Paguia.

The musical, which originated at The Old Vic in London, has also played in the West End and Toronto, at New York's Public Theater and is currently playing across Australia and embarking upon a U.K. and Ireland tour, opening in Dublin June 25.

The Broadway production of Girl From The North Country is produced by Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Steven Lappin, Sony Music Entertainment/Sony ATV, David Mirvish, Len Blavatnik, The Dodgers, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Dianne Roberts, John Gore Organization, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Tommy Mottola, Independent Presenters Network, Rod Kaats, Diana DiMenna, Mary Beth O’Connor, Barbara H. Freitag, Patrick Catullo, The Old Vic, and The Public Theater with Aaron Lustbader serving as executive producer.

Visit NorthCountryonBroadway.com.

Production Photos: Girl From the North Country on Broadway

 
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