Tell your dad! Call that cousin who loves folk music! Maybe make sure Martin Scorsese knows about this: The Bob Dylan musical Girl From the North Country is coming to Broadway. Previously seen at the Public Theater, and in London before that, the musical adapts Dylan’s songs into a series of tales set in Depression-era Minnesota. Irish playwright Conor McPherson wrote Girl From the North County and directs the production, which has scenic and costume design by Rae Smith; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Simon Hale and Conor McPherson; and movement direction by Lucy Hind. Girl From the North Country will start performances at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre on February 7, 2020, and open Thursday March 5. Before then, the musical will have a run in Toronto from September 28 through November 24. The show’s West End cast included Shirley Henderson and Ciarán Hinds, while the Public Theater cast was all-new, including Mare Winningham and Sydney James Harcourt, but the Broadway production has not announced its own casting.
Time to feel intense, sad, Americana feelings. Photo: Joan Marcus