Girl From The North Country is coming to Broadway’s Belasco Theatre next year after smash-hit runs on the West End.
The show, which is set in 1934, revolves around a “time-weathered guesthouse in the heartland of America,” shedding light on old dreams and new beginnings for a group of souls during the Depression era. A press release notes that as the souls pass through each others lives, “their stories awaken with passion, fury, and extraordinary beauty.”
Throughout the performance, Bob Dylan’s music will be re imagined, along with ensemble pieces and solos with help from the Irish writer and director Conor McPherson of The Weir and The Seafarer.
“It’s about how people are trying to deal with being alive in the world, and struggling to fulfill their dreams, and it invites the bigger questions — the stuff of plays and art and songs,” McPherson told The New York Times. “And it feels like a lot of the uncertainties of the 1930s seem to be back — the sense of destabilization that was around then, where people feel a little unsafe. That time speaks to our time, for sure.”
A critically-acclaimed showing of the Girl From The North Country played at The Old Vic London in 2017 before it moved to the West End and then an Off-Broadway run last year at the Public Theater. The show will begin previews on Broadway on February 7, 2020, followed by an official opening on March 5.
Additional casting and further information has not been announced at this time.