Escape to Margaritaville on Tour

Current Theatre & Tickets
Oriental Theatre- Ford Center for the Performing Arts (Chicago, IL)
24 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL
11/9/2017 - 12/3/2017


BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Opens Pre-Bidding for Walk-On Roles, Signed Memorabilia & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The ultimate Broadway treasure hunt is only three weeks away, and you can get a jump start now on finding unique theatrical collectables and extraordinary experiences. Pre-bidding opens today on dozens of auction items available at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. (more...)

Industry Editor Exclusive: The Mysteries of Success and Failure for Broadway on the Road
by Cara Joy David, Industry Editor - Sep 7, 2017

We all think we know a lot about Broadway financing. We read capitalization numbers in stories. The Broadway League puts out weekly grosses and, even though we may not know a show's exact weekly running cost, those in the know can approximate. It is obvious when a show opens and closes on the Great White Way. Tours get into murkier territories. (more...)

New BENNY & JOON Musical Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report September 5, 2017
by Alan Henry - Sep 5, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Come From Away (2.19%), Bandstand (1.82%), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.69%), Aladdin (1.68%) and Dear Evan Hansen (1.61%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (2.45%), A Dolls House Part 2 (2.13%), 1984 Play (1.36%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.72%) and Marvin's Room (0.17%). (more...)

Photo Coverage: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Toasts to Escaping the City Before Pre-Broadway Tour!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 29, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, is coming to Broadway! But before it lands on the Great White Way, the show launches a pre-Broadway tour in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre (October 20-28, 2017), and will play Houston's Hobby Center (October 31-November 5, 2017), and Chicago's Oriental Theatre (November 9-December 2, 2017), before sailing to Broadway at the Marquis Theatre with previews beginning February 16, 2018 and an opening night officially set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. (more...)

BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report' Discusses Legal Battle Between Matthew Lombardo's WHO'S HOLIDAY and Dr. Seuss
by OHenry Report - Sep 27, 2017

On this episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to the playwright/producer and lawyers behind the recent major court decision that deemed the new play WHO'S HOLIDAY protected from copyright claims from Dr. Seuss Enterprises. (more...)

HAMILTON, LION KING Designers Put Mark on Revamped BOND 45 Restaurant in the Theater District
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Shelly Fireman, CEO of The Fireman Hospitality Group, announces that this fall marks the re-opening of the Italian restaurant BOND 45 at its new home in the heart of the theater district, 221 West 46th Street. (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' The Complicated Process of Streaming Live Theatre
by OHenry Report - Sep 14, 2017

On the fourth episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to three of the industry leaders when it comes to capturing theatre and the performing arts for distribution in movie theatres, on TV, and online. (more...)

Two New Deweys to Shred in SCHOOL OF ROCK on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Hand-picked by producer and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, newcomers Justin Collette and Conner John Gillooly will join the cast of School of Rock - The Musical in the role of failed, wannabe rocker, Dewey Finn. (more...)

Jenn Colella, Drew Gehling, and More will Rock Out in BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES this December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue on December 4th at 7:30pm, honoring the foremost and most influential act of the rock era with Broadway Sings The Beatles. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Miss Saigon, Dear Evan Hansen, and Terms of My Surrender Top Broadway's Social Media Growth
by Alan Henry - Sep 11, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Miss Saigon (10.95%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.38%), Come From Away (1.92%), Hello, Dolly! (1.71%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.52%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (9.05%), A Dolls House Part 2 (2.02%), 1984 Play (1.23%), Play That Goes Wrong (1.17%) and Oslo (0.36%). (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes with New Jimmy Buffett Musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement November 9 through December 2, 2017. Go behind the scenes with the creative team in the interview below! (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 30, 2017 - The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, and M. Butterfly Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Oct 30, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Band's Visit (6.20%), Dear Evan Hansen (1.48%), Come From Away (1.41%), Anastasia (1.30%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.26%). The top growing current Broadway plays were M. Butterfly (36.04%), and Play That Goes Wrong (0.70%). (more...)

Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Opens Tonight in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, opens tonight, October 27, in New Orleans on its first pre-Broadway tour stop before arriving on the Great White Way. (more...)

THE PORTUGUESE KID, Donna Summer Musical Among 2nd Round of 2017 Edgerton New Play Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the second round of the 2017 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 23, 2017 - The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, and Come From Away Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Oct 23, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Band's Visit (7.37%), Dear Evan Hansen (1.62%), Come From Away (1.49%), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.14%) and Miss Saigon (0.84%). The top growing current Broadway plays were M. Butterfly (11.40%), and Play That Goes Wrong (0.70%). (more...)

BWW Interview: Alison Luff Talks ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Pre-Broadway Tour Stop in Houston
by David Clarke - Oct 20, 2017

BWW Interview: @AlisonLuff Talks Escape to Margaritaville's Pre-Broadway Tour Stop in Houston @buffettmusical (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 2, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MICHAEL MOORE, and More Top Broadway Growth!
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Dear Evan Hansen (1.73%), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.57%), Waitress (1.48%), Come From Away (1.47%) and Anastasia (1.15%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (2.10%), 1984 Play (1.44%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.75%), Marvin's Room (0.15%) and . (more...)

BWW Interview: Brett Thiele Comes Back Home With ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Tour
by Heidi Scheuermann - Oct 18, 2017

Calling all Parrotheads! This week the musical starting the music of Jimmy Buffett, Escape to Margaritaville, opens at the Saenger Theatre! If you need to escape reality for a couple of hours, sink your toes in the sand, and breathe in that fresh island air, this is the show for you. As New Orleanians, we have sort of laid claim on Jimmy Buffett, although he is originally from Pascagoula, Mississippi, because over the course of his entire career he has brought his music and lifestyle straight to our hometown. (more...)

BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report' Goes Inside the Numbers that Led to NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Closing
by OHenry Report - Oct 18, 2017

On this episode of BroadwayWorld's theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth goes inside the numbers of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 to see what might have led the show's producers to take such drastic casting measures, as discussed and explained in Episode 2. (more...)

VIDEO: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Jimmy Buffett Talks Long Journey to Broadway on TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Jimmy Buffet stopped by NBC's TODAY to talk about the exciting project, admitting, 'It's been a long process to actually make this happen. It's a lot bigger process than I ever thought.' (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - October 16, 2017 - The Band's Visit, Dear Evan Hansen, Come From Away Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Oct 16, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Band's Visit (20.88%), M. Butterfly (12.31%), Dear Evan Hansen (2.06%), Come From Away (1.31%) and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.24%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Terms of My Surrender (1.39%), Play That Goes Wrong (0.64%), Marvin's Room (0.17%). (more...)

Penobscot Theatre Co Shares Itinerary for NYC Trip
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Registration is open for Penobscot Theatre Company's Eighth Annual Weekend Trip to New York City, April 6-8, 2018, and this year's itinerary is a musical theatre lover's delight! 'We've secured great seats to two very differently styled musicals,' said Executive Director Mary Budd, 'a revival of a beloved classic and a contemporary work with timely themes. Plus, we're throwing in an optional third show for folks who just can't get enough!' (more...)

VIDEO: ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE's Paul Alexander Nolan Poses for Vanity Fair!
by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2017

Watch below as Paul Alexander Nolan poses for the November issue of Vanity Fair- on newsstands today! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 9th, 2017: THE BAND'S VISIT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Nov 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE BAND'S VISIT, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and More! (more...)

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Original Broadway Cast Recording to Sail Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Mailboat Records and Escape to Margaritaville producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will be released next spring. (more...)

World Premieres by Robert Askins, Will Power & Lindsey Ferrentino Headed to La Jolla Playhouse in 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces three world premieres and one west coast premiere for its 2018/2019 season, including: The Squirrels, by Tony Award nominee Robert Askins (Broadway's Hand to God), directed by Playhouse Artistic Director and 2017 Tony Award winner Christopher Ashley; Seize the King, by Will Power (Playhouse's The Seven), directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Jaime Casta eda; The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone) and queens, by Martyna Majok (Ironbound). (more...)

JOHNNY AND THE DEVIL'S BOX Comes to Rockwood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Johnny, a young fiddler from the mountains, must contend with a death in the family, the threat of the law, a hijacked fiddle contest and the loss of his true love on his way to becoming the greatest fiddle player anyone has ever seen. But how will he fare against the greatest threat of them all, the Devil himself? Inspired by the myths of fiddlers' dealing with the Devil, the piece takes a hard look at the association between a virtuoso's egotism and hellish temptation. Written by Douglas Waterbury-Tieman with direction by John Hurley, choreography by Jennifer Jancuska, music supervision by Scott Wasserman and music assistant direction by Matt Cusack. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special - Nov 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Silly and Sunny ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by Misha Davenport - Nov 17, 2017

BWW Review: Silly and Sunny Escape to Margaritaville (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Nov 16, 2017

The Broadway-bound Escape to Margaritaville just opened at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement through December 2, 2017. Let's see what the critics had to say below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 13th, 2017 - THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE CHILDREN'S MONOLOGUES benefit hits Carnegie Hall, ROCKERS ON BROADWAY supports BC/EFA, Columbus Circle's 'Under the Stars' Broadway series kicks off and more! (more...)

INDUSTRY: Social Insight Report - November 13, 2017 - Meteor Shower, The Band's Visit And More Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Nov 13, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were The Band's Visit (22.40%), Spongebob (7.65%), Dear Evan Hansen (1.70%), Come From Away (1.34%) and School of Rock (1.29%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Meteor Shower (6.97%), M. Butterfly (4.77%), and That Goes Wrong (0.47%) . (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Jimmy Buffett at ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Over the weekend, the Broadway-bound Escape to Margaritaville welcomed an exiting guest to the tiki bar: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check out photos of the superstar on stage with music legend Jimmy Buffett! (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Makes an ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2017

Last night, the Broadway-bound Escape to Margaritaville welcomed an exiting guest to the tiki bar: Lin-Manuel Miranda. Check out the video of the superstar on stage with music legend Jimmy Buffett! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 9th, 2017: Broadway Dims the Lights for Barbara Cook and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 9, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway dims the lights for Barbara Cook and more! (more...)

Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless and Bryce Pinkham to Star in BENNY & JOON Musical at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Melissa Errico to Star in KISS ME, KATE Concert at Bay Street This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Bay Street Theater's Bay Street Under the Stars series presents FREE concert readings of plays and musicals in Mashashimuet Park every summer. This year, Bay Street will present Kiss Me, Kate with a book by Bella and Sam Spewack and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, on August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

Official Casting Announced for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams announced the official cast for the pre-Broadway tour and Broadway premiere of Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. As previously announced, the musical begins previews on Broadway on Friday, February 16, 2018, at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street), with an official opening night set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. Broadway tickets are now on sale via Ticketmaster.com or by calling 877-250-2929. (more...)

Photo Flash: Melissa Errico and Richard Troxell Charm in KISS ME, KATE in Concert at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Bay Street Theater just presented its Bay Street Under the Stars series free KISS ME, KATE concert last weekend, August 25 and 26, at Mashashimuet Park in Sag Harbor. Each night was attended by over 400 people. BroadwayWorld has a look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 28, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY Tops Broadway Growth Plus New West End Chart!
by Alan Henry - Aug 28, 2017

The top growing current Broadway musicals were Come From Away (2.22%), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (1.70%), Dear Evan Hansen (1.70%), Miss Saigon (1.50%) and Groundhog Day (1.43%). The top growing current Broadway plays were Play That Goes Wrong (16.02%), Terms of My Surrender (12.40%), 1984 Play (1.98%), A Dolls House Part 2 (1.27%) and Oslo (0.18%). (more...)

On BWW's Theatre Business Podcast 'The OHenry Report,' What Happens When a Theatre Violates a Copyright?
by OHenry Report - Aug 25, 2017

On the third episode of BroadwayWorld's new theatre business podcast, 'The OHenry Report,' Broadway producer and investor Oliver Henry Roth talks to two industry professionals about the licensing process for plays and musicals, and then what happens when a theatre company violates their license. (more...)

Melissa Errico Stars in KISS ME, KATE Concert This Weekend at Bay Street
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Bay Street Theater's Bay Street Under the Stars series presents FREE concert readings of plays and musicals in Mashashimuet Park every summer. This year, Bay Street will present Kiss Me, Kate with a book by Bella and Sam Spewack and music and lyrics by Cole Porter, tonight and tomorrow, August 25 & 26 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Industry Interview: Mobilizing the Revolution - Behind the Creation of the HAMILTON App
by Robert Diamond - Aug 23, 2017

On August 11th, Hamilton released the official app for iOS and Android devices. Hamilton's mission was to give its fans a mobile experience that would provide unprecedented access to the show. One of the primary focuses of the team was to develop a product that could adapt to cutting-edge technologies. (more...)

Casts Set for VILLAIN: DeBLANKS This Fall at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Upcoming casting has been announced for Brenda Braxton presents Billy Mitchell's Villain: DeBlanks, the uproarious improvisational comedy playing weekly at The Green Room 42 where 'Clue' meets adult 'Mad Libs' and audiences never see the same show twice. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Broadway Social Insight Report August 21, 2017 - WAR PAINT, GROUNDHOG DAY, COME FROM AWAY Top Growth!
by Alan Henry - Aug 21, 2017

This week's top growing musicals were Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The top growing plays were 1984, A Dolls House Part 2, and The Play That Goes Wrong. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of BENNY & JOON at The Old Globe - Andrew Samonsky, Hannah Elless, Bryce Pinkham and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first show of its 2017-2018 Season, the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. Based on the beloved 1993 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture written by Barry Berman and Leslie McNeil, Benny & Joon is directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of New York's Transport Group. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Highlights from Broadway In Chicago's Annual Summer Concert at Millennium Park
by Rachel Weinberg - Aug 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago's Summer Concert on Monday drew probably the largest crowd for the event I have seen in several years of attendance (and they were definitely a fired-up bunch). Musical theater fans across Chicago clamored to see Broadway In Chicago's showcase of ten upcoming touring shows (with a bonus appearance from HAMILTON's Chris De'Sean Lee, who co-hosted with usual emcee Janet Davies of ABC7). Here's my take on the highlights of the concert and which touring musicals should top your must-see list for the coming season. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 14th, 2017: Broadway Stars Celebrate Diversity and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 14, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Broadway stars celebrate diversity, Broadway casts will perform at tonight's Broadway In Chicago's 2017 Summer Concert and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Stars of Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Are Ready to Chill on the Great White Way
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Raise a glass to the stars of the Broadway-bound Escape to Margaritaville in this behind-the-scenes look at how they're feeling about heading to the Great White Way! (more...)

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