Discount Broadway Tickets For Girl From the North Country
Girl From the North Country Summary
- Genre: Musical
- Girl From the North Country is 2 hours and 20 minutes long, including an intermission of 15 minutes
- 8 Shows per week
- Previews Begin: February 7, 2020
- Show Opens: March 5, 2020
- Show Closes: Open ended
A family down on their luck attempts to survive the Great Depression, all set to the tune of Bob Dylan’s somber yet emotional folk songs.
Girl From the North Country on Broadway Background
Girl From the North Country is a musical written and directed by Conor McPherson, an Irish playwright who broke into the industry with his 1997 play, The Weir, which would go on to win him the 1999 Laurence Olivier award for “Best Play”. McPherson’s new musical originally debuted in 2017 at The Old Vic theatre in London but was soon transferred to the West End following the show’s success. In anticipation for its Broadway debut the show had several North American runs, first at the Public Theatre in New York, followed by another at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. The show is jam-packed with many of Bob Dylan’s greatest and most memorable songs, yet does not act as a traditional jukebox musical. Despite the fact that it incorporates nearly 20 of the songwriters hits, the songs are used as emotional backing to emphasize the struggles and heartbreak of the characters involved, rather than being the show’s main focus.
What’s Girl From the North Country Like?
Set in the town of Duluth, Minnesota in the winter of 1934, the story follows the Laine family and their journey through the Great Depression. Nick Laine owns a rundown guesthouse that his family stays in but becomes desperate for money once the bank threatens to foreclose his property. His wife Elizabeth suffers from dementia and is prone to sudden and difficult outbursts. Their son Gene is an alcoholic who can’t seem to get his life together and their adopted daughter Marianne is pregnant and refuses to disclose the father’s identity. The family is slowly falling apart but everything changes one day as a bible salesman and a boxer show up at their door looking for shelter.
Is Girl From the North Country Good for Kids?
This show is not suitable for children under the age of 14 as it delves into dark subject matter such as death, mental illness, and addiction.
New York, NY 10019
Tristan Baker at Runaway Entertainment Ltd
Charlie Parsons at Runaway Entertainment Ltd
- General Manager
- Foresight Theatrical LLC
- Technical Supervisor
- Hudson Theatrical Associates
- Advertising Representative
- AKA NYC
- Press Agent
- Rubenstein Communications
- Production Stage Manager
- Arthur Gaffin
- Book Writer
- Conor McPherson
- Music and Lyrics
- Bob Dylan
- Conor McPherson
- Settings and Costumes
- Rae Smith
- Mark Henderson
- Simon Baker
- Musical Supervisor
- Simon Hale