North American Tour of Girl From the North Country Launches October 8 | Playbill

National Tour News North American Tour of Girl From the North Country Launches October 8

The tour of the Bob Dylan jukebox musical kicks off in Minneapolis.

Runaway Entertainment's North American tour of Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan's Girl From the North Country launches October 8 at Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

Featuring a book by director McPherson and music from Dylan's catalog, the musical offers a slice-of-life look at a small community in Duluth, Minnesota, where the Laine family operates a rundown guesthouse. Following the Minnesota engagement, the tour will play 25 cities in the 2023-2024 season, including Washington, D.C.; Nashville; Chicago; Philadelphia; Boston; Dallas; Los Angeles; Seattle; and San Francisco.

The cast features Alan Ariano as Dr. Walker, David Benoit as Mr. Burke, Ben Biggers as Gene Laine, Paul Blankenship as Offstage Cover, Jennifer Blood as Elizabeth Laine, Matt Manuel as Joe Scott, Sharaé Moultrie as Marianne Laine, Jay Russell as Mr. Perry, John Schiappa as Nick Laine, Chiara Trentalange as Kate Draper, Jill Van Velzer as Mrs. Burke, Jeremy Webb as Reverend Marlowe, Aidan Wharton as Elias Burke, and Carla Woods as Mrs. Neilsen.

The ensemble includes Ashley D. Brooks, Justin Michael Duval, Kelly McCormick, and Hosea Mundi, with swings Warren Nolan Jr., Ali Regan, Rayla Garske, and Danny Vaccaro.

Girl From The North Country also has scenic and costume design by Rae Smith; orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by  Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by  Hale and McPherson; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; movement direction by Lucy Hind; and music direction by Wiley DeWeese.

Girl From the North Country originally opened March 5, 2020, but closed just a week later due to New York’s COVID restrictions. The production reopened October 13, 2021, subsequently closing its initial Broadway run January 23, 2022.

The musical reopened at Broadway's Belasco Theatre April 29, 2022, ending its extended limited engagement June 19, 2022. (Originally scheduled for 50 performances through June 11, the Tony-nominated musical added an additional week to its run.)

Girl From the North Country received seven 2022 Tony nominations, including Best New Musical, Best Book of a Musical (McPherson), Best Orchestrations (Simon Hale), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Simon Baker), Best Direction of a Musical (McPherson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Mare Winningham), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Jeannette Bayardelle). Hale won the Tony for his orchestrations.

The original run was professionally filmed for commercial release, though details have not yet surfaced on when that can be expected.

READ: Do You Need to Know Bob Dylan Music to Love Girl From the North Country?

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