The Tony Award-winning #1 Musical of the Year is arriving in Chicago, Illinois! Broadway in Chicago is proud to present Girl From The North Country, a musical that reimagines 20 legendary songs of Bob Dylan as they’ve never been heard before. Get ready to enjoy hits such as “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”
The story revolves around a group of wayward travelers set in 1934. Their lives intersect in a guesthouse that’s filled with music, life, and hope. This production promises to move you and bring up emotions you’ve never felt before. The show will run at the CIBC Theatre from the 13th to the 25th of February, 2024. Witness it live while it’s around for a limited time! Secure your tickets to Girl From The North Country today. You may begin your ticket purchase process by clicking ‘GET TICKETS.’ Be quick before they sell out!
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“A Broadway revelation!” – The Chicago Tribune
“Profoundly beautiful. This ravishing and singular musical hears America singing.” – The New York Times
“a musical that does complete justice to the artistry of the great American songwriter whose genius inspired it.” – Wallstreet Journal
This new play by Conor McPherson features music and lyrics by the musical legend Bob Dylan. Girl From the North Country features scenic and costume design by Rae Smith; orchestrations, arrangements, and music supervision by Simon Hale, with additional arrangements by Hale and McPherson; lighting design by Mark Henderson; sound design by Simon Baker; movement direction by Lucy Hind; and music direction by Marco Paguia.
The Broadway production of Girl From The North Country 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.
“A rapture of a musical.” – The Washington Post
“Miraculous!” – The Hollywood Reporter
“expect to be fully engaged in what is truly a thoughtful and compelling collaboration between two master storytellers.” – BroadwayWorld
The production initially opened on Broadway in 2020 but closed only a week later because of New York’s COVID restrictions. It reopened in 2021 and has been a success ever since. “As Broadway’s recovery continues, we are so grateful to be a part of this exciting season and to give more audiences a chance to visit us in the North Country and experience the magic of Bob Dylan’s songs and Conor McPherson’s remarkable storytelling,” shared producers Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons in a statement.
Now, the production is gearing up for a nationwide tour to bring the hits to audiences all over the country! You wouldn’t want to miss out when the touring production lands in Chicago, Illinois.
“an extraordinarily intense and musically compelling performance” – Chicago Tribune
“A ravishingly performed ode to Dylan’s own poetic lyricism. Get a ticket!” – NY1
This award-winning production is indeed a sight to see. Upon its Broadway premiere, it received a total of 7 Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (McPherson), Best Orchestrations (Hale), Best Sound Design of a Musical (Baker), Best Direction of a Musical (McPherson), Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical (Winningham), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (Bayardelle). The production won Best Orchestrations.
Meanwhile, it also received 5 nominations for the Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical, Best Actor in a Musical (Hinds), Best Actress in a Musical (Henderson), Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical (Atim), Outstanding Achievement in Music (Dylan & Hale).
“A show that transports the soul. Incredible” – Times
The Girl from the North Country is packed with emotion. The story is set in 1934, during the peak of the Great Depression. Picture a shabby boarding house, once an elegant home for rich folks. But now, it’s a place on the edge of being taken away by the bank – like a tiny snapshot of the tough times. Running the boarding house is Nick Laine, a guy who’s got his hands full. He looks after lots of guests who come and go, and he’s got his hands full because his wife, Elizabeth, is not feeling well mentally.
To help out, the story finds Marianne, a young woman whom Nick and Elizabeth took in when she was a baby. But there’s also a problem in the form of Gene, Nick’s own son. Gene likes to drink a bit too much, and he’s dreaming about being a writer, but he’s not very good at helping himself, let alone others. The story unfolds in the most unexpected way and will leave you moved and filled with emotions.
“Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan’s songs” – The Observer
“Powerful, affecting and original.” – Sunday Express
When Girl From the North Country plays at the CIBC Theatre, you must make sure to set aside a night to see it. This limited-time production will only run in Chicago for under two weeks, and tickets will sell out fast. If you want to attend the show, we recommend you secure your tickets right now. Click ‘GET TICKETS’ before it’s too late!