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Jimmy Buffett Musical Sets San Diego Premiere

Jimmy Buffett performs in 2016
Peter Barreras/AP Images for Alzheimer's Association Part the Cloud

Jimmy Buffett performs at the Part the Cloud Gala benefitting the Alzheimer's Association on April 30, 2016 in Menlo Park, Calif.

"Escape to Margaritaville" will feature both original songs & the singer's classic tracks.

It turns out Margaritaville is pretty close to Los Angeles.

The new Jimmy Buffett musical will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in the San Diego area, producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced Monday.

The limited engagement will begin previews on May 16, 2017, ahead of its opening night on May 28, and will play through June 25.

Officially titled Escape to Margaritaville, the musical will feature both original songs and Jimmy Buffett classics. It tells the story of a tropical island resort and its charming bartender-singer who falls for a beautiful, career-minded tourist.

The show will include an original story by co-book writers Greg Garcia (creator of My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope and Yes, Dear) and Mike O’Malley (Yes, Dear and Glee), with Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley (Memphis, Xanadu) on board to direct. The creative team will also include choreographer Kelly Devine, scenic designer Walt Spangler, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designer Howell Binkley and sound designer Brian Ronan.

This article was originally published on The Hollywood Reporter


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