Escape to Margaritaville features the songs of legendary singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett, including “Margaritaville,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” “Fins,” and “Come Monday.” The new musical introduces an original story by co-book writers, Emmy® winner Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) and Emmy® nominee Mike O’Malley (Survivor’s Remorse and Shameless), and is directed by Tony® winner and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley (Memphis and Come From Away).
The creative team also includes Tony®-nominated Choreographer Kelly Devine (Come From Away and Rocky), Scenic Designer Walt Spangler, Tony Award®-winning Costume Designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Tony Award®-winning Lighting Designer Howell Binkley (Hamilton), and two-time Tony Award®-winning Sound Designer Brian Ronan (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical).
Escape to Margaritaville had its world premiere at La Jolla Playhouse in La Jolla, California. The limited engagement kicked off the Playhouse’s 2017/2018 season, with performances beginning on May 9, 2017, and an official opening night of May 28, followed by pre-Broadway engagements in New Orleans (Oct 20 – 28, 2017), Houston (Oct 31 – Nov 5, 2017) and Chicago (Nov 9 – Dec 2, 2017)! Escape to Margaritaville will then set sail to Broadway and begin previews at The Marquis Theatre on February 16th, 2018, with the official opening night on March 15, 2018.