Girl From The North Country - Broadway

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:13am

GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY will officially transfer to Broadway at the Belasco. Previews begin February 7, 2020.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/18/theater/girl-north-country-dylan-mcpherson-broadway.html

Updated On: 6/18/19 at 10:13 AM
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:16am

They were smart to hold off a season. I loved it at The Public - interested to see how it plays in a larger house.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:25am

Happy this is finally making it over.

Think something limited comes into the Belasco before this?

 

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:26am

This makes me so happy. I hope Sydney James Harcourt transfer with it.

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:26am

So glad to hear this isn't dead.  I was one of the people that loved this show, even though I understand why its not everyone's cup of tea.  This will definitely be the show to beat come Tonys, as its only really competition at the moment is Jagged Little Pill (which will be an audience favorite but I don't see it faring as well critically pending major changes to the book).

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:27am

IMO it should have been a limited run so it can actually fill the Belasco. If I were a tourist, I would not want to see a musical as depressing as this, so they should have done a limited run.

 

Or they should have gone to CITS.

Updated On: 6/18/19 at 10:27 AM
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:39am

I thought there were some weak links in the cast at The Public, so, hopefully, they'll fix that, and I'd love to see some of the original London performers come over, especially the Olivier winners, Sheila Atim and Shirley Henderson. 

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:42am
Man, I hope Kudisch comes with the show.
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:43am

I've always wondered why more musicals don't go to the Belasco.  Excited to see this one premiere!  

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:48am
So riddle me this, because I know OF the show, but slightly. Is this a musical or play with music? And will the Tony committee agree?
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:49am

jacobsnchz14 said: "So riddle me this, because I know OF the show, but slightly. Is this a musical or play with music? And will the Tony committee agree?"

As far as I'm concerned, it's a musical.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:50am

jacobsnchz14 said: "So riddle me this, because I know OF the show, but slightly. Is this a musical or play with music? And will the Tony committee agree?"

Definitely a musical.

A little swash, a bit of buckle - you'll love it more than bread.
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:50am

It is 100 percent a musical. 

The 2019-20 Broadway Season is already shaping up to be quite a bit stronger than this year.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:52am

Jordan Catalano said: "Man, I hope Kudisch comes with the show."

100%. After Winningham he was the stand-out for me.

jacobsnchz14 - I can't imagine it won't be ruled a musical. While the songs don't move the action forward, I feel there is too much music for the committee to buy that it's a play.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:59am

Hamilfan2 said: "So glad to hear this isn't dead. I was one of the people that loved this show, even though I understand why its not everyone's cup of tea. This will definitely be the show to beat come Tonys, as its only really competition at the moment is Jagged Little Pill (which will be an audience favorite but I don't see it faring as well critically pending major changes to the book)."

I would say MOULIN as well.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 10:59am

Four new musicals announced for the 2019-2020 season and we still don't have an original score!

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 11:06am

I expect most of the cast from the Public will repeat on Broadway, but I'd love to see Shirley Henderson and Sheila Atim reprise their Olivier Award winning performances from London.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 11:19am
Oof, I was one of the people who really did not like this show. Glad to see a quiet, smaller musical is making its way to Broadway, though. Interested to see how the run fares.
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 11:28am

BroadwayGuy12 said: "Four new musicals announced for the 2019-2020 season and we still don't have an original score!"

Hopefully this is as good a year as last for scores within plays...

I could see Mrs. Doubtfire transferring before the end of the season - it would be a wise choice, because they'd pretty much be guaranteed a nomination, if not a win, for Best Score at the Tonys.

"It's you." "It's me. Orpheus." "Eurydice..." *crying*
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 11:28am
I was also not a fan - but I can say the same thing about Oklahoma! and people seem to be taking to that at some extent.
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 11:35am
Loved this at the Public and would love to see everyone from there transfer with it, particularly Mare Winningham!
I'm certain it will be a critical success but worry about its long-term financial health on Broadway.
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Posted: 6/18/19 at 11:43am

MollyJeanneMusic said: "I've always wondered why more musicals don't go to the Belasco."

I think the list of musicals that have recouped at the Belasco is a short one which may be a contributing factor but I don't know if producers give that serious consideration when picking a theatre.

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 12:12pm

The original London cast was stunning.  I hope it's a big success!

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 1:00pm

I absolutely loved this at the Public. The Belasco seems like the ideal theater for this show, being so intimate. It'll be interesting to see how they do commercially. I can actually imagine a bunch of tourists seeing "songs of Bob Dylan" and wanting to go, but I don't know how long that will last. 

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Posted: 6/18/19 at 1:22pm
I loved the score and the book, but I didn't love the cast at The Public. The show felt de-energized in comparison to the London production. I did like Mare Winningham, but Shirley Henderson and Sheila Atim were definitely missed. It is VERY depressing and I could see that word of mouth being a problem. It's one of the shows that you hear people say "It's great but it's soooo depressing."