Buffett hands out burgers at ‘Margaritaville’ box office

From PlayBill.com: “See Jimmy Buffett Help Open the Box Office For Escape to Margaritaville

The box office at the Marquis Theatre opened for business (and free burgers!) on December 8.

Jimmy Buffett took to the streets of New York City on December 8 to help open the box office for his musical Escape to Margaritaville at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre. Buffett was handing out free hamburgers to theatregoers and passersby—a nod to his song “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”

As part of Escape to Margaritaville’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts, $5 from every ticket purchase made at the box office December 8 will be donated to One America Appeal, a non-profit organization founded by all five living former U.S. Presidents to aid hurricane victims in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. To date, the show has raised more than $110,000 for hurricane relief.

Following its pre-Broadway tour, the new musical will begin previews February 16, 2018, prior to an official opening March 15 at the Marquis.

Jimmy Buffett planning a free concert in the Caribbean

From the Caribbean Journal: One of St Barth’s favorite sons is planning a major concert in Gustavia this month.

Jimmy Buffett, the music superstar and frequent St Barth visitor, is planning to play a free concert in Gustavia on Dec. 27.

The concert will be held on the quai in St Barth’s tiny capital; Buffett will be accompanied by local musician Soley and other musicians from the island.

“He hopes that by performing there he will persuade a few more people to come down for the holidays,” said Stiles Bennet, president and CMO of Wimco Villas. “It’s a fun way for folks to support the island’s recovery.”

Buffett has had a decades-long relationship with the island, and some of his most legendary songs were inspired by St Barth, including One Particular Harbor, Au Tour de Rocher and Cheeseburger in Paradise.

As Caribbean Journal reported, St Barth has been making a rapid recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irma; Buffett’s concert should only provide an even bigger boost.

Buffett on hand for Escape to Margaritaville’s Broadway Box Office

From PlayBill.com: “Composer Jimmy Buffett Will Be on Hand for Opening of Escape to Margaritaville’s Broadway Box Office

Composer Jimmy Buffett will be on hand when the Escape to Margaritaville box office at the Marquis Theatre, 210 West 46th Street, opens for business December 8 at 10 AM ET (also on sale via TicketMaster)

As part of the production’s ongoing hurricane relief efforts, $5 of every ticket purchase made at the box office December 8 will be donated to One America Appeal, a non-profit organization founded by all five living former U.S. Presidents to aid hurricane victims in the U.S. and in the Caribbean. To date, the show has raised more than $110,000 for hurricane relief.

Following its pre-Broadway tour, the new musical will begin previews February 16, 2018, prior to an official opening March 15 at the Marquis.

The cast of Escape to Margaritaville includes Paul Alexander Nolan, Alison Luff, Lisa Howard, Eric Petersen, Rema Webb, Don Sparks, Andre Ward, Matt Allen, Tessa Alves, Sara Andreas, Tiffany Adeline Cole, Marjorie Failoni, Samantha Farrow, Steven Good, Angela Grovey, Albert Guerzon, Keely Hutton, Justin Keats, Mike Millan, Justin Mortelliti, Ryann Redmond, Jennifer Rias, Julius Anthony Rubio, Nick Sanchez, Ian Michael Stuart, and Brett Thiele.

Escape to Margaritaville features both original songs and the most-loved Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and more. With a book by Emmy winner Greg Garcia and Emmy nominee Mike O’Malley, this new production is choreographed by Tony nominee Kelly Devine and directed by Tony winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley.

Buffett to Headline ForEverglades Palm Beach Benefit

From EvergladesFoundation.org: “Buffett at The Beach! Jimmy Buffett to Headline the 2018 ForEverglades Annual Palm Beach Benefit

The Everglades Foundation is proud to announce that Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band will headline its ForEverglades Annual Benefit on Saturday, February 17, 2018, at The Breakers in Palm Beach.

This year’s event will celebrate the Foundation’s 25th Anniversary. It is especially appropriate that Buffett will headline this year’s celebration, having been one of the Foundation’s supporters from the beginning with founders Paul Jones and the late George Barley.

Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger In Paradise.” He has recorded over fifty albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer for his legions of fans, affectionately known as Parrotheads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town.

“Jimmy Buffett is a longtime friend and tireless advocate for America’s Everglades. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the stage to help raise awareness for Everglades restoration,” said Eric Eikenberg, Everglades Foundation Chief Executive Officer.

Proceeds from the evening will support the science, education and advocacy of Everglades restoration.

To purchase tables and tickets online please visit www.forevergladespalmbeach.org or call Debbie Fife or Katie Lesser, 212-245-6570, email: everglades@eventassociatesinc.com.

Photos of Buffett with Beach Bum McConaughey

From the DailyMail.uk: “Double trouble! Matthew McConaughey pretends to smoke joint with Jimmy Buffett as he dances on stage while filming The Beach Bum

And Matthew McConaughey was totally in character as he continued filming scenes for the upcoming film in Miami on Wednesday, pretending to puff away on a fake joint as he stood behind a microphone on stage alongside Jimmy Buffett.

Even Matthew’s co-star, 70, pretended to smoke as well, flashing a relaxed smile as he sat beside the actor beside the beach while holding onto the faux joint.

Buffett with Matthew McConaughey

From TMZ.com: “Matthew McConaughey Bummin’ Around With Jimmy Buffett!!!“. TMZ has a video of McConaughey with Buffett.

Matthew McConaughey’s just a beach bum these days … who happened to find his way on stage with Jimmy Buffett to dance along to one of his legendary island jams.

The Oscar-winning actor’s in Miami shooting for his upcoming film, “The Beach Bum” … and showed off his groovy moves while Buffett played his hit song, “Volcano,” during one of the scenes.

McConaughey plays a rebellious stoner named Moondog in the Harmony Korine film, and judging by the vid … Moondog’s in paradise when Buffett’s rocking out.
“The Beach Bum” comes out in 2018.