'Escape to Margaritaville' will first stop in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago, after premiering in San Diego.
Jimmy Buffett is one step closer to Broadway.
Escape to Margaritaville, the new musical featuring both original tracks and the singer's classics, is eyeing a Broadway debut in spring 2018, producers announced Friday (Jan. 6).
After the production has its previously announced world premiere at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse (May 9-June 25), the show will make three additional tryout stops in New Orleans, Houston and Chicago. (Though most new musicals have one or, at most, two pre-Broadway engagements, four is quite unusual. But the decision to do so -- and in cities with a high concentration of Buffet fans -- suggests that the show will be thoroughly honed before hitting the more challenging economic market of Broadway.)