Girl From the North Country Celebrates Tony Nominations With Video Retracing Her Broadway Journey
North country girl celebrates Tony’s nominations with a video chronicling his journey to Broadway
The Conor McPherson-Bob Dylan musical was recently nominated for seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
Conor McPherson and Bob Dylan North country girlwhich reopened at the Belasco Theater on Broadway on April 29 for 50 performances through June 11, celebrates its seven recent Tony nominations with a new video charting the musical’s journey to Broadway.
Narrated by Robert Joy, the video details the challenges the acclaimed musical has faced over the past three and a half years as a group of performers hoped to “share a hopeful story about a band of wayward souls just trying to make it in America.” The video above also features comments from McPherson and several co-stars.
North country girl received seven Tony nominations on May 9, including Best New Musical, Best Book of a Musical (McPherson), Best Orchestrations (Simon Hale), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Simon Baker) , Best Direction of a Musical (McPherson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Mare Winningham) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Jeannette Bayardelle) .
The current Broadway cast includes Todd Almond, Colin BatesTony nominated Jeannette Bayardelle, Craig Bierko, Jennifer Blood, Matthew Frederick Harris, Caitlin Houlahan, Robert Joy, Luba Mason, Ben Mayne, Matt McGrath, Tom Nelis, Jay O. Sanders, John Schiappa, Austin Scott, Housso Semon, Kimber Elayne Sprawl, Rachel Stern, Ben Toomer, Chiara Trentalange, Bob Walton, Aidan Wharton, Chelsea Lee Williams and Mare Winningham, Tony and Oscar nominee and two-time Emmy winner.
North country girl originally opened March 5, 2020, but closed just a week later due to New York’s COVID restrictions. Production reopened on October 13, 2021, then temporarily closed on January 23, 2022.
With a book by director McPherson and music from Dylan’s catalog, the musical offers a look at a slice of life in a small community in Duluth, Minnesota, where the Laine family operates a run-down guesthouse.
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North country girl features stage design and costumes by Rae Smith; orchestrations, arrangements and musical supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Hale and McPherson; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; direction of movement by Lucy Hind; and the musical direction of Marco Paguia.
The musical, which originated at The Old Vic in London, has also played in the West End and Toronto, at the Public Theater in New York and is currently playing across Australia and embarking on a UK and Ireland tour , which will open in Dublin on June 25. will launch a national tour in fall 2023 at the Hennepin Theater Trust/Broadway at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis.
The Broadway production of North country girl is produced by Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Steven Lappin, Sony Music Entertainment/Sony ATV, David Mirvish, Len Blavatnik, The Dodgers, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Dianne Roberts, John Gore Organization, Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Tommy Mottola, Independent Presenters Network, Rod Kaats, Diana DiMenna, Mary Beth O’Connor, Barbara H. Freitag, Patrick Catullo, The Old Vic and The Public Theater with Aaron Lustbader serving as executive producer.
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