FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUBLIC ON SALE: JUNE 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT
FIRST STOP ON PRE-BROADWAY TOUR BEFORE OPENING MARCH 15, 2018 AT THE MARQUIS THEATRE IN NYC
NEW ORLEANS - (June 5, 2017) -The producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE and The New Orleans Theatre Association announced today that pre-sales for the New Orleans premiere of the new musical comedy getaway, part of East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre, begin today at 10 a.m. CT as part of a national on-sale campaign. Tickets for the New Orleans engagement go on sale to the public on June 12, 2017 at 10 a.m. CT. Groups of 10 or more are already on sale and available by calling 504.287.0372. For more information, please visit www.EscapetoMargaritavilleMusical.com.
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 through now through July 9, 2017. Following La Jolla, this production of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will relaunch here in New Orleans before making its way to Houston and Chicago as it sets sail down Broadway to 46th Street at the Marquis Theatre in New York.
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 on Thursday, March 15. Tickets for Broadway and all pre-Broadway engagements begin pre-sales today. For more information, please visit www.EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com.
"Well, 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 New Orleans. 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
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.
For more information, please visit EscapeToMargaritavilleMusical.com.
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Originally built in 1927, the Saenger Theatre was designed to reflect a magnificent 15th century Italian courtyard and gardens, with a starlit evening sky ceiling, arched surroundings, statuary, columns and decorative moldings. In January 2012, the City of New Orleans, Canal Street Development Corporation (CSDC) and ACE Theatrical Group formed a public-private partnership to carry out a $52 million restoration project after the iconic theatre was severely damaged during Hurricane Katrina. The Saenger Theatre reopened in the fall of 2013, authentically restored to the finest level of detail, with state-of-the-art technological improvements and updated first-class amenities. The theatre hosts a wide variety of performing arts attractions including live theater, comedy shows and musical acts. The Saenger Theatre is located at the corner of Canal and North Rampart streets in downtown New Orleans and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit http://www.saengernola.com for more information.
New Orleans Theatre Association (NOTA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose mission is to attract and present the finest theatrical and performing arts attractions available in New Orleans. NOTA is also dedicated to financial and technical support of local non-profit institutions in New Orleans that are dedicated to the furtherance of theatrical and musical education and production.