Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Tony-nominated Girl From the North Country, which reopened at Broadway's Belasco Theatre April 29 for 50 performances through June 11, will launch a national tour in fall 2023 at Hennepin Theatre Trust/Broadway in Minneapolis’ Orpheum Theatre.
The Orpheum is located two hours from Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, which is the setting of Girl From the North Country. The tour will also play Baltimore, Buffalo, Dallas, Greenville, Las Vegas, Seattle, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. Additional cities and casting will be announced.
Girl From the North Country received seven Tony nominations May 9, including Best New Musical, Best Book of a Musical (McPherson), Best Orchestrations (Simon Hale), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Simon Baker), Best Direction of a Musical (McPherson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Mare Winningham), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Jeannette Bayardelle).
“What a thrill it is to have returned to Broadway, received seven Tony nominations, and announced the launch of our North American tour in the same week,” said producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons. “It is an absolute honor to share the magic of Bob Dylan’s songs and Conor McPherson’s remarkable storytelling to theatre audiences around the country and beyond."
The current Broadway cast includes Todd Almond, Colin Bates, Tony nominee Jeannette Bayardelle, Craig Bierko, 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, Ben Toomer, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Aidan Wharton, Chelsea Lee Williams, and Tony and Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner Mare Winningham.
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, subsequently temporarily closing January 23, 2022.
Featuring a book by director McPherson and music from 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.
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.