CHICAGO (June 5, 2017) – Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE are thrilled to announce that pre-sales for the Chicago Premiere of the new musical comedy getaway begin today at 10AM CT as part of a national on-sale campaign. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement November 9 through December 2, 2017. Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 20, 2017 at 10AM CT.
Imagine a place where the sun is hot, the water’s warm, and the drinks are as cold as they are plentiful. Welcome to Margaritaville, the island paradise where city folk get away from it all, and the locals get into the kind of trouble you can almost always sweet talk your way out of. Take a break from your troubles, make some new friends at the bar, and kick back to the soothing sounds of the kettledrum. It doesn’t get much better than this.
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is the musical comedy getaway featuring both original songs and the most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” and many more. With a book by Emmy® Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name Is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy® Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), this rousing and refreshing new production is choreographed by Tony Award® nominee Kelly Devine (Come From Away, Rock of Ages) and directed by Tony Award® nominee and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away, Memphis).
The creative team will also include Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award®-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell, two-time Tony Award®-winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley, two-time Tony Award®-winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan, Tony Award®-nominee Christopher Jahnke as Music Supervisor, and 101 Productions, Ltd. as General Management.
As previously announced, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is currently having its World Premiere steps from the ocean at the Tony Award®-winning La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California, having extended twice with performances now through July 9, 2017. Following La Jolla, ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will premiere in New Orleans, making its way to Houston before arriving to Chicago and then sailing down Broadway to 46th Street at the Marquis Theatre.
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will begin previews on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre (210 West 46th Street) on Friday, February 16, 2018, with the official Broadway Opening Night set for Thursday, March 15, 2018. Tickets for Broadway and all pre-Broadway engagements begin pre-sales today.
“Going to Broadway is a dream come true, but to be coming to the Marquis is like having a great margarita with a tequila floater. If we are going to turn the island of Manhattan into Margaritaville, Times Square seems the perfect place to drop anchor after our voyage from La Jolla, New Orleans, Houston and Chicago,” said Jimmy Buffett. “I am grateful to all the wonderful people at all levels who participated in the hard work of turning a dream into reality. It’s going to be a tropical season in Chicago. Fins Up!”
“We’ve had such a fantastic adventure at La Jolla Playhouse bringing this production – filled with Jimmy Buffett’s iconic music – to theatrical life, with such a terrific team of artists,” said director Christopher Ashley. “We’re in the midst of an amazing run here, and I’ve rarely seen such an enthusiastic response to a show. As a now official Parrothead, I am overjoyed to continue the journey of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE across the country – and on to Broadway.”
ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE travel packages are available via the show’s official travel provider, The Travel Team, at www.TTTescape.com. For more information, please visit www.EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com
Individual tickets for ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will go on sale to the general public on June 20, 2017 at 10AM CST. A select number of premium seats are also available for many performances. Tickets are available now for groups of 10 or more by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977-1710. Tickets are available at all Broadway In Chicago Box Offices (24 W. Randolph St., 151 W. Randolph St., 18 W. Monroe St. and 175 E. Chestnut), the Broadway In Chicago Ticket Line at (800) 775-2000 and online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. For more information, visitwww.BroadwayInChicago.com.
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