Escape to Margaritaville, the show that’s more than a musical, it’s a way of life, is coming to Chicago!
Escape to Margaritaville, the show that’s more than a musical, it’s a way of life, is coming to Chicago! Announced today, the musical will make a pre-Broadway stop at the Oriental Theatre in the fall of 2017. The production, which is pure escapism, will be a welcome trip to paradise for midwesterners battling the cold winds of early November!
"Chicago was the first city in which I gained recognition outside the South,” said Buffett. "And it was Steve Goodman who turned me into a lifelong Cubs fan. I could not be more delighted the show is headed there."
Jimmy’s musical will make its world premiere in May at the La Jolla Playhouse in southern California. The musical features a Tony Award-winning creative support team - choreography by Kelly Devine ("Rocky"), scenic design by Walt Spangler ("Tuck Everlasting"), costumes by Paul Tazewell ("Hamilton"), lighting by Howell Binkley ("Hamilton") and sound design by Brian Ronan ("If/Then.") Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley will direct the show that combines Buffett's tunes with an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley.