Loyal Parrotheads packed the house for opening night of Jimmy Buffett’s “Escape to Margaritaville” — when the legendary singer, himself, surprised fans by jumping on stage during the closing number to sing “Why Don’t We Get Drunk” at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 20, 2019 (the show runs thru Dec. 1). The island-time performers virtually transported the audience into what felt like a beachfront concert, complete with dozens of beachballs bouncing among the standing-ovation crowd.
“This talented cast has been hand-selected to share and celebrate the story, music and lifestyle of this show on its first national tour,” said Jimmy Buffett. “I am thrilled that this group of performers will transform theaters into Margaritaville each evening. Margaritaville started out as an idea, but now you can actually spend an evening there, and get your mind on island time.”
The tour will play over 35 cities in its first year on the road including engagements in Washington, DC, St. Louis, Denver, Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Durham, Dallas, Fort Worth, Costa Mesa and Los Angeles, among others (scroll down to see the complete city tour schedule.)
The Margaritaville Story
With a book by Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Survivor’s Remorse,” “Shameless”), Escape to Margaritaville is the musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more.
Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all – and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.
About Jimmy Buffet
Singer/songwriter/author Jimmy Buffett has become a legend of popular culture as the composer of such classic songs as “Margaritaville,” “Come Monday” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”
He has recorded over 50 albums, most of which have gone gold, platinum or multi-platinum. His sold-out concert tours are an annual rite of summer passage for his multigenerational legions of fans, some affectionately known as Parrot Heads, many of whom are professionals by day and who dress in spectacular and outrageous tropical outfits and headwear when Jimmy comes to town. Born in the Gulf Coast town of Pascagoula, Mississippi, he was raised in Mobile, Alabama. He is a fourth-generation sailor and fisherman, a pilot, a surfer and a frequent traveler to remote and exotic places of the world, having become addicted to National Geographic magazine as a child. The lyrics to many of his songs are influenced by his travels all over the globe. As a best-selling author, he is one of only nine authors in the history of The New York Times Bestseller List to have reached #1 on both their fiction and non-fiction lists. Jimmy has received two Grammy nominations, numerous Country Music Association awards and was the recipient of one of the nation’s highest songwriting honors when he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. And now Jimmy is heading back into the theatre world. The new musical Escape to Margaritaville features the music and lifestyle of Jimmy Buffett, from an original story, and includes both new songs and the most-loved Buffett classics.
Speaking of Buffett classics, the most famous of them all, “Margaritaville” has been inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame for its cultural and historic significance. Only those recordings that have influenced and inspired both music creators and fans for generations are considered for this most special honor.
Tickets for Escape to Margaritaville, at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, are availableat the Broward Center AutoNation Box Office, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33312, browardcenter.org or call 954.462.0222. Orders for+ groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 954.660.6307. Ticket prices start at $35.50*.
CITY DATES VENUE TICKETS
Orlando, FL Nov 12 — Nov 17, 2019 Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts LEARN MORE
Fort Lauderdale, FL Nov 19 — Dec 1, 2019 Broward Center for the Performing Arts LEARN MORE
Sarasota, FL Dec 2, 2019 Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall LEARN MORE
Auburn, AL Dec 4 — Dec 5, 2019 Gogue PAC LEARN MORE
Orange, TX Dec 7, 2019 Lutcher Theater LEARN MORE
Sugar Land, TX Dec 8, 2019 Smart Financial Centre LEARN MORE
Denver, CO Dec 23, 2019 — Jan 5, 2020 Buell Theatre LEARN MORE
Las Vegas, NV Jan 7 — Jan 12, 2020 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts LEARN MORE
Spokane, WA Jan 21 — Jan 26, 2020 First Interstate Center for the Arts LEARN MORE
Palm Desert, CA Jan 30 — Feb 2, 2020 McCallum Theatre LEARN MORE
Costa Mesa, CA Feb 4 — Feb 9, 2020 Segerstrom Center for the Arts LEARN MORE
Modesto, CA Feb 12 — Feb 13, 2020 Gallo Center for the Arts LEARN MORE
Reno, NV Feb 14 — Feb 16, 2020 Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts LEARN MORE
Los Angeles, CA Feb 18 — Mar 8, 2020 Dolby Theatre LEARN MORE
Pueblo, CO Mar 11, 2020 Memorial Hall LEARN MORE
Albuquerque, NM Mar 12 — Mar 15, 2020 Popejoy Hall LEARN MORE
Athens, GA Mar 18, 2020 The Classic Center LEARN MORE
Columbus, GA Mar 19, 2020 RiverCenter for the Performing Arts LEARN MORE
Huntsville, AL Mar 20 — Mar 22, 2020 Von Braun Center LEARN MORE
Appleton, WI Mar 24 — Mar 29, 2020 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center LEARN MORE
Fort Myers, FL Apr 1 — Apr 5, 2020 Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall LEARN MORE
Greenville, SC Apr 7 — Apr 12, 2020 Peace Center LEARN MORE
Cincinnati, OH Apr 14 — Apr 19, 2020 Procter & Gamble Hall LEARN MORE
Charleston, SC Apr 21, 2020 Charleston Gaillard Center LEARN MORE
Schenectady, NY Apr 24 — Apr 26, 2020 Proctors LEARN MORE
Durham, NC Apr 28 — May 3, 2020 Durham Performing Arts Center LEARN MORE
Nashville, TN May 5 — May 10, 2020 Andrew Jackson Hall LEARN MORE
Pittsburgh, PA May 12 — May 17, 2020 Benedum Center LEARN MORE
Grand Rapids, MI May 26 — May 31, 2020 DeVos Performance Hall LEARN MORE
Buffalo, NY Jun 2 — Jun 7, 2020 Shea’s Performing Arts Center LEARN MORE
Hartford, CT Jun 9 — Jun 14, 2020 The Bushnell Performing Arts Center LEARN MORE
Philadelphia, PA Jun 16 — Jun 28, 2020 Academy of Music LEARN MORE
Omaha, NE July 7 — Jul 12, 2020 Orpheum Theater LEARN MORE
Kansas City, MO July 21 — Jul 26, 2020 Starlight Theater LEARN MORE
Dallas, TX July 28 — Aug 9, 2020 Music Hall at Fair Park LEARN MORE
Fort Worth, TX Aug 11 — Aug 16, 2020 Bass Performance Hall LEARN MORE
New tour dates to be announced. Check back to see if we’re coming to your city!