Jimmy Buffett’s musical “Escape to Margaritaville” ended it run on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on July 1st. The musical is heading out across North America for a national tour beginning with a show in Providence RI in October 2019.
From PitbullUpdates.com: “Pitbull Surprises Fans at Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Escape To Margaritaville’ on Broadway”
Pitbull surprised fans at Jimmy Buffet’s musical Escape To Margaritaville on Broadway in New York City on Friday night! During the musical’s encore Mr. Worldwide took the stage to join Buffett and the cast singing his classic hit “Margaritaville” (he took off his shoes and sang and danced along).
— Pitbull Updates .com (@PBU_media) June 16, 2018
A video from the Q&A session with Jimmy Buffett and the cast of “Escape to Margaritaville” after the June 2nd matinee performance is available (thanks to Terri). Buffett answers several questions including “What is your favorite Broadway show?”, “What advice do you have for the next generation of Parrotheads?”, and “How did this (the musical) all come about?”
From Broadway World: “Escape to Margaritaville to Close July 1 on Broadway”
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.
The first stop after Broadway will be Washington, D.C., where Jimmy Buffett and the cast of Escape to Margaritaville will perform on PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth,” celebrating America’s 242nd birthday, on Wednesday, July 4th from 8:00-9:30pm ET.
The Escape to Margaritaville National Tour will officially set sail in October 2019 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, before traveling to additional cities throughout the country. The full tour schedule and other information will be announced shortly.
Escape to Margaritaville had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in Spring 2017 where it broke all records, and embarked on a pre-Broadway tour playing New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre, Houston’s Hobby Center, and Chicago’s Oriental Theatre.