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Bio:
Broadway: Take Me Out. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Huntington Theatre Company, Old Globe, Berkshire Theatre Festival. Film/Television: Kinsey, P.S. I Love You, My Own Love Song, "Mr.Robot" (recurring), "The Good Wife," "Elementary," "The Poisoner's Handbook," "Rescue Me" ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Broadway: Take Me Out. Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Williamstown, Long Wharf, Huntington Theatre Company, Old Globe, Berkshire Theatre Festival. Film/Television: Kinsey, P.S. I Love You, My Own Love Song, "Mr.Robot" (recurring), "The Good Wife," "Elementary," "The Poisoner's Handbook," "Rescue Me" ... (read complete bio)
EVANGELINE Starring Chilina Kennedy Receives New York Showcase Photo EVANGELINE Starring Chilina Kennedy Receives New York Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Toronto's Coal Mine Theatre, in association with Eclipse Theatre Company and Kliffer Entertainment, have convened an all-star cast led by Chilina Kennedy for a four-day reading and invitation-only showcase for potential producers and presenters of Ted Dykstra's epic musical EVANGELINE, February 28 at The Actors Temple in New York City.

EVANGELINE Starring Chilina Kennedy Receives New York Showcase Photo EVANGELINE Starring Chilina Kennedy Receives New York Showcase
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Toronto's Coal Mine Theatre, in association with Eclipse Theatre Company and Kliffer Entertainment, have convened an all-star cast led by Chilina Kennedy for a four-day reading and invitation-only showcase for potential producers and presenters of Ted Dykstra's epic musical EVANGELINE, February 28 at The Actors Temple in New York City.

JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX Returns To Rockwood Music Hall Photo JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX Returns To Rockwood Music Hall
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2018

After a sold out show in 2017 Johnny and the Devil's Box is coming back to Rockwood! The concert will highlight selections from the new folk musical JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX with performances by; George Abud (The Band's Visit), Julie Foldesi (Sunday in the Park with George, Newsies, South Pacific), Don Sparks (Margaritaville), Rema Webb (The Color Purple, Margaritaville), Annabelle Fox, Andrea Laxton, Alex Grubbs, Meghan Glogower, Scott Wasserman and Douglas Waterbury-Tieman. The band features members of The Playbillies Mike Rosengarten (Be More Chill) and Matt Cusack (Bandstand) with guest Billy Cohen.

VIDEO: Alison Luff Bids Farewell to MARGARITAVILLE with Original Song Photo VIDEO: Alison Luff Bids Farewell to MARGARITAVILLE with Original Song
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, played its final Broadway performance on July 1. Star Alison Luff and her husband Matthew Magnusson wrote and recorded a song as a tribute and love song to the entire Escape to Margaritaville family. Watch below!

BWW Flashback: Last Call in Paradise! ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Concludes Broadway Run Photo BWW Flashback: Last Call in Paradise! ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 1, 2018

It's last call in paradise! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play its final Broadway performance at the Marquis Theatre today, July 1, 2018, after 29 preview and 124 regular performances.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Close July 1 on Broadway Photo ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Close July 1 on Broadway
by Robert Diamond - May 30, 2018

This just in - Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play its final Broadway performance at the Marquis Theatre on Sunday, July 1, 2018, after 29 preview and 124 regular performances.

Photo Flash: Clive Davis Poses Backstage at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE! Photo Photo Flash: Clive Davis Poses Backstage at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 22, 2018

Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water's warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a nice long break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar, and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn't get much better than this.

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Ken Fallin - Mar 16, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Paul Alexander Nolan, Eric Petersen, Lisa Howard, Rema Webb, Don Sparks, and Alison Luff in Escape to Margaritaville.

Photo Coverage: Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Parties Vacation-Style on Opening Ni Photo Photo Coverage: Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Parties Vacation-Style on Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville opened last night, March 15, at the Marquis Theatre, and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night. Check out photos from the opening night after party below!

BWW Review: Jimmy Buffett Jukeboxer ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is Breezy, Mindless Fun Photo BWW Review: Jimmy Buffett Jukeboxer ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is Breezy, Mindless Fun
by Michael Dale - Mar 16, 2018

The smiling, bobbing head and swaying shoulders of the self-proclaimed Parrothead who accompanied this Jimmy Buffett neophyte to the breezy fun new jukebox musical comedy, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, seemed proof enough that fans of the Mississippi-born singer/songwriter known for carefree Caribbean-inspired melodies should have a swell time.

Photo Coverage: Jimmy Buffett Joins the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE for Opening  Photo Photo Coverage: Jimmy Buffett Joins the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE for Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville opened last night, March 15, at the Marquis Theatre, and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night. Check out photos of the cast's opening night bows below!

Hit the Blue Carpet for Opening Night of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE! Photo Hit the Blue Carpet for Opening Night of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by TV - Red Carpets - Mar 15, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street) with a star-studded celebration of the eagerly anticipated musical's Broadway premiere.

VIDEO: Broadway Favorites Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff Lead the ESCAPE TO MAR Photo VIDEO: Broadway Favorites Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff Lead the ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Cast On The Today Show
by Macon Prickett - Mar 1, 2018

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville will take over NBC's "Today" when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. In the video below, Paul Alexander Nolan and Alison Luff will lead the company in a medley of "A Pirate Looks at Forty" and "One Particular Harbor."

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Take Over the Today Sho Photo VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Take Over the Today Show- Watch a Sneak Peek!
by Macon Prickett - Mar 1, 2018

Jimmy Buffett and Escape to Margaritaville took over NBC's 'Today' when the cast of the new Broadway musical performs two numbers written by the iconic singer, songwriter, and author. Cast member Andre Ward and the full company performed the classic song 'Volcano.'

In The Spotlight: Up Close and Personal with the Company of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo In The Spotlight: Up Close and Personal with the Company of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Walter McBride - Feb 18, 2018

On Friday night, previews officially began at the Marquis Theatre for Escape to Margaritaville, the musical comedy featuring both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics. BroadwayWorld met with the company earlier this week and we are taking you up-close and behind the scenes with the cast and creative team!

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Announces Lottery Policy, Previews Begin Tomorrow Photo ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Announces Lottery Policy, Previews Begin Tomorrow
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2018

Previews begin tomorrow at 8 PM for the Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-authorJimmy Buffett, at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street) ahead of an official opening on Thursday, March 15.

Photo Coverage: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Gives a Sneak Peek Performance Photo Photo Coverage: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Gives a Sneak Peek Performance
by Walter McBride - Feb 15, 2018

The cast and creatives of Escape to Margaritaville held a press preview last night, February 14. BroadwayWorld attended the event, and you can check out photos from the cast's performance below!

Photo Coverage: In Conversation With the Creatives of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo Photo Coverage: In Conversation With the Creatives of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Walter McBride - Feb 15, 2018

The cast and creatives of Escape to Margaritaville held a press preview last night, February 14. BroadwayWorld attended the event, and you can check out photos from the panel with the show's creatives below!

BWW TV: Buffett Hits Broadway! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of ESCAPE TO M Photo BWW TV: Buffett Hits Broadway! Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld just met the company earlier today and we're taking you inside the special event for a sneak peek below!

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Photo FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2018

BroadwayWorld got a sneak peek of the cast in action and you can check out a photo preview below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage!

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