Escape to Margaritaville 2018

Run Time:
Two hours and 20 minutes, with one intermission
Ages: 10+
Opened: March 15, 2018
Closing: July 01, 2018

Escape to Margaritaville - 2018 - Broadway History , Info & More

Marquis Theatre (Broadway)
210 W. 46th St. New York, NY 10036

From last year's Tony Award-winning director CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY and music's favorite storyteller JIMMY BUFFETT comes "the feel-good musical that finds the joy of living in the moment" (Chicago Sun-Times).

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved JIMMY BUFFETT classics, including "Fins," "Volcano," "Cheeseburger in Paradise" and many more. With a book by Emmy Award winner GREG GARCIA ("My Name is Earl," "Raising Hope") and Emmy nominee MIKE O'MALLEY ("Survivor's Remorse," "Shameless"), this electrifying new production is choreographed by Tony Award nominee KELLY DEVINE (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award winner CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY (Come From Away, Memphis).

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all - and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for the hilarious and heartwarming new show The Los Angeles Times calls "Pure escapism! Filled with brilliant songwriting." Come join us in a tropical paradise. Get your tickets today!

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Only Diehard Jimmy Buffett Fans Should ‘Escape to Margaritaville’ on Broadway
5 / 10

Do you have to be a fan of Jimmy Buffett to love the jukebox musical Escape to Margaritaville? No, but it certainly helps. Make mine something lividly colored and very cold, please barman. And keep them coming. It may be the only way to get through this.

‘Margaritaville’ musical is a paradise for parrot heads — and no one else
4 / 10

Directed by Christopher Ashley, hot off a Tony for 'Come From Away,' 'Escape to Margaritaville' meanders along, pleasantly enough. Its appeal may last only as long as there are Parrotheads around to see it, but it helps that the show's so well cast and sung.

BWW Flashback: Last Call in Paradise! ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Concludes Broadway Run Today
by Nicole Rosky - July 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.

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Scenic Designer Walt Spangler
by in 1: the podcast - June 27, 2018


Bake some spongecake, pull out your six string and spend a balmy summer weekend with 'Escape to Margaritaville' Scenic Designer Walt Spangler! On this week's new episode, Walt is telling us about the genesis of his tropical design that included a research trip to Key West, an actual Jimmy Buffet concert, and how the design changed over time from it's La Jolla premier and it's multi-city tour leading up to Broadway.

BWW Interview: Last Call! Paul Alexander Nolan Reflects on ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE & Navigating the Journey of Life
by Courtney Savoia - June 22, 2018


Broadway's Paul Alexander Nolan has been on quite the ride with Escape to Margaritaville - a vibrant, fun, and blissful musical featuring the iconic hits of Jimmy Buffett. With stops in La Jolla, Chicago, Houston, and New Orleans before reaching the Great White Way in early 2018, Escape to Margaritaville has become the vacation we all so desperately need to take -- with an emphasis on living in the moment and savoring the good times.

Bid to Win 2 VIP Tickets and a Backstage Tour at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Julie Musbach - June 17, 2018


This is your last chance to see this incredible show on Broadway! Enjoy 2 VIP house seats and a backstage tour at Escape to Margaritaville before it ends on July 1.

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.

Opry City Stage to Host Official ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE After-Party
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2018


Opry City Stage, New York City's new home for authentic Southern food and daily live country music in the heart of Times Square, is partnering up with Broadway's new musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to host "Island Fridays," the show's official after-party.

It's Five O'Clock Everywhere! ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE to Hit the Road in 2019!
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2018


Parrotheads across the U.S., man your blenders! The producer of Jimmy Buffett's big Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE announced on Twitter tonight that the tropical tuner will be heading out on a national tour, set to kick off October 2019 at the Providence Center in Rhode Island. According to the Tweet more cities are set to be announced in the coming months!

VIDEO: Watch Jimmy Buffett and Paul Alexander Nolan Sing 'MARGARITAVILLE' on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE
by Macon Prickett - May 16, 2018


Singer Jimmy Buffett performs his hit song "Margaritaville" with Paul Alexander Nolan, who stars in the Broadway show "Escape to Margaritaville" on Watch What Happens Live!

Photo Flash: NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK's Joey McIntyre Escapes to MARGARITAVILLE
by Julie Musbach - April 2, 2018


Escape to Margaritaville welcomed a special guest last night: boy band icon from New Kids on the Block Joey McIntyre, check out his photo with the cast below!

BWW TV: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of OKLAHOMA! Onstage
by Stephi Wild - April 2, 2018


The Broadway cast of Jimmy Buffett's 'Escape to Margaritaville' added their own flavor to Rodgers & Hammerstein, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of 'Oklahoma!' with a very Buffett version of 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top,' complete with an appearance by Jimmy Buffett himself. Check out the video, featuring Buffett himself, below!

Photo Flash: Clive Davis Poses Backstage at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by Nicole Rosky - March 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.

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by Walter McBride - March 19, 2018


Escape to Margaritaville opened last week at the Marquis Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Allen below!

BWW TV: Sit Back, Relax, and Escape to Opening Night of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by TV - Opening Night Special - March 16, 2018


The show opened just last night, March 15, at the Marquis Theatre, and BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the big night! Pour yourself a drink, sit back, relax, and escape to the opening night of Escape to Margaritaville!

Photo Coverage: On the Blue Carpet at Opening Night of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Walter McBride - March 16, 2018


Talk a walk down the blue carpet with the cast of Escape to Margaritaville! 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 of the blue carpet last night!

Photo Coverage: Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Parties Vacation-Style on Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - March 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
by Michael Dale - March 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 Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - March 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!

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett Leads a MARGARITAVILLE Sing Along on The Tonight Show
by Stephi Wild - March 16, 2018


On last night's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Buffett talked about his Margaritaville 'active living communities' for retirees, vertical tailgating for his Broadway musical, Escape to Margaritaville, and breaking liquor sales records at the theater. He also led the audience in a sing along of the iconic song 'Margaritaville!' Check out the clip below!

Review Roundup: Did Critics Find Paradise at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE?
by A.A. Cristi - March 15, 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.

Hit the Blue Carpet for Opening Night of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE!
by TV - Red Carpets - March 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.

BWW TV: Waste Away Again with Highlights from ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE on Broadway!
by Nicole Rosky - March 15, 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.

Photo Flash: Wasted Away! First Look at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - March 14, 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.  

Escape to Margaritaville FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of Escape to Margaritaville have there been?
Escape to Margaritaville has had 4 productions including Regional (US) which opened in 2017, US Tour which opened in 2017, Broadway which opened in 2018 and US Tour which opened in 2021.
What awards has Escape to Margaritaville been nominated for?
Escape to Margaritaville has been nominated for Outstanding New Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.

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