Bob Dylan Musical 'Girl From The North Country' Returning to New York

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Bob Dylan performs on stage at  Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 12, 2019 in London.

'Girl From The North Country' weaves 20 Dylan songs into a story about a family who runs a boardinghouse.

Irish playwright and director Conor McPherson is bringing his Bob Dylan-inspired musical to Broadway this winter. Girl From The North Country, which features 20 Dylan songs, will return to New York at the Belasco Theater with preview shows kicking off on Feb. 7.

Opening night of the show is scheduled for March 5.

Girl From the North Country premiered in London at the Old Vic theatre in July 2017. After its successful run there, it moved to London’s West End, New York at The Public Theater and Toronto at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.

The musical takes place in 1934 in Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota. It weaves songs from Dylan’s expansive catalog into a story about a family who runs a boardinghouse, which results in various characters coming in and out of their lives.

According to Rolling Stone, Dylan and his label Sony approved the use of the musician’s material because it did not focus on his life.

The New York cast will include Tony Award nominees Marc Kudisch and David Pittu, plus Emmy and Oscar-winning actress Mare Winningham.

Tickets are on sale starting today (Sept. 27) for the roughly eight-month run that concludes in September 2020.


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