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?”

‘Escape to Margaritaville’ closing on Broadway July 1st

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.