Buffett talks about Escape to Margaritaville on SiriusXM

Who does a musical hitmaker turn to for advice when attempting to launch a Broadway phenomenon? Well, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda seems like a pretty good bet these days. Jimmy Buffett, whose Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE debuts this week, did just that by enlisting his friend to give notes on the show as he was developing it. The two hitmakers talked about their friendship and buzzworthy projects during a Town Hall moderated by Justin McElroy on Buffett’s own SiriusXM channel Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24).

Encore airings on Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24): 3/23 at 6am, 5pm &11pm ET; 3/24 at 1pm &10pm ET; 3/25 at 9am, 2pm, 6pm &1am ET; 3/26 at Noon ET; 3/27 at 9pm ET; 3/28 at 3pm ET

Encore airings on SiriusXM On Broadway (Ch. 72): 3/23 at 8am & 12pm ET; 3/24 at 5pm &10pm ET; 3/25 at 2pm ET; 3/26 at 7am & 9pm ET

When picking the theater for his new Broadway show, Jimmy Buffett wanted to make sure his fans could tailgate in New York City. To his delight, the theater is across from a large hotel that allows his fans to, what he calls, Vertically Tailgate for his show.

Jimmy Buffett wants to play King George in Hamilton

From The Wrap: “Jimmy Buffett Tells Lin-Manuel Miranda He Wants to Play King George in Hamilton

Jimmy Buffett, the singer-songwriter behind the new Broadway musical “Escape to Margaritaville,” seems to have caught the theater bug — and he’s not throwing away his shot.

In a joint interview with Tony-winning “Hamilton” composer-star Lin-Manuel Miranda that aired on Sirius XM Friday, Buffett said that he really would like to play King George in Miranda’s hit hip-hop musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton.

“I can get some high-heel boots and then there we go,” Buffett said, after performing a few bars of the British monarch’s Act 1 number “You’ll Be Back.”

Buffett even suggested that he take on the role when Miranda reprises his Tony-nominated performance as Hamilton next January for a limited run in Puerto Rico.

“Can you imagine Jimmy Buffett as King George in Puerto Rico?” Miranda said to great laughter.

Responding to an audience question at the Sirius town hall, Miranda had originally suggested that Buffett might make a good George Washington in his show. “I mean, Jimmy is clearly the father of our country,” he joked.

Video of Jimmy Buffett on the Tonight Show

On last night’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”, Jimmy Buffett talks 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!’