“Escape to Margaritaville” Open Casting Call

The first national tour of the Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical “Escape to Margaritaville” is holding an open casting call in New York City for all principal roles.

Join the first national tour of the Jimmy Buffett jukebox musical “Escape to Margaritaville.” Talent, aged 20 and older, is wanted for all principal roles in the production, including Tully, Rachel, and others. There will be an open casting call on March 26 and 27 in NYC. Rehearsals will begin on or about Aug. 26, followed by travel for tech around Sept. 23 in Providence, Rhode Island, and a press opening on Oct. 3. Contracts run through Aug. 23, 2020. Pay is $750 per week with a weekly per diem, travel, and housing provided during the tour. Apply here!

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations – Rehearsals begin on or around Aug. 26 in NYC; travel for tech on or around Sept. 23 in Providence, RI; press opening on or around Oct. 3 in Providence, RI. Contracts run through approx. Aug. 23, 2020.

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“Escape to Margaritaville” Musical coming to Las Vegas

The “Escape to Margaritaville” national tour will include a run in Las Vegas in January 2020. There are now three stops for the traveling musical that have been announced (other dates and cities TBA).

Oct 2019 – Providence Performing Arts Center – Providence RI
Nov 19 — Dec 1, 2019 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale FL
Jan 7 — Jan 12, 2020 – The Smith Center for the Performing Arts – Las Vegas NV

Jimmy Buffett’s sunny new musical, Escape to Margaritaville, is heading out across North America in 2019 for their first national tour! With an emphasis on ‘not sweating the small stuff’ Buffet’s musical oozes with the musicians greatest hits, with it’s chilled out party atmosphere it’s time to Escape to Margaritaville!

With a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and music and lyrics by Buffet himself, this semi-autobiographical musical is named after Buffet’s 1977 smash hit ‘Margaritaville’ which also saw the star inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame. Depicting images of ice-cold cocktails and bright beaches, Escape to Margaritaville celebrates life on a tropical island, and is sure you to leave you with that glowing summer feeling.

Escape to Margaritaville follows the fortunes of charming bartender and singer Tully, who spends his days between shifts seducing the rich female tourists on the tropical island of Margaritaville. Known as a local ladykiller, Tully can sweet-talk his way out of almost any scrape he finds himself in, whether it be an irate husband or frustrated boss. That is until the arrival of a lone, single female tourist who takes her career seriously; Tully falls head over heels but she is as frosty as the drinks he serves behind the bar. Can he win her heart before she flies home, and will the swaying palms and warm summer breeze convince them to both change their ways?

Escape to Margaritaville coming to Fort Lauderdale in November 2019

From the Sun Sentinel: “Finally a musical for Jimmy Buffett fans, as Broadway 2019-2020 season at Broward Center is announced

Four Broadway shows coming to Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season are going to be South Florida premieres. Those first-timers for the 2019-2020 season include “Escape to Margaritaville,” “Disney’s Aladdin, “Mean Girls” and “Bandstand.”

Nov. 19-Dec. 1: “Escape to Margaritaville

Parrotheads finally have their very own jukebox musical of Jimmy Buffett tunes. When the show debuted on Broadway last February, the critics savaged the production. But Buffett fans will probably love hearing Great White Way arrangements of “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere,” “Why Don’t We Get Drunk,” “Son of a Son of a Sailor,” “My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don’t Love Jesus,” “Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes,” “Margaritaville” — and that’s just in the first act.

Pitbull joins Buffett on stage at ‘Escape To Margaritaville’

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).

Video of Q&A with Jimmy Buffett

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?”