Girl From The North Country at Durham Performing Arts Center

Girl From The North Country at Durham Performing Arts CenterBrace yourselves for an exciting musical filled with Bob Dylan’s legendary hits! Girl From The North Country is not your average musical; it’s one that weaves the tales of a group of wayward travelers in an inspiring and touching story. Great news for all, the Broadway touring company is making its way to Durham, North Carolina!

Girl From The North Country will run a series of performances at the Durham Performing Arts Center from the 2nd to the 7th of January, 2024. With unforgettable numbers like “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone,” you are certain to have a spectacular time at this show. Do not miss out on this short opportunity to see it live in town! Grab your tickets to see Girl From The North Country in Durham today! Book your tickets in advance to secure the best seats in the house. Tickets are on sale here!

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“A rapture of a musical.” – The Washington Post

“Miraculous!” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A musical that does complete justice to the artistry of the great American songwriter whose genius inspired it.” – Wallstreet Journal

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Girl From the North Country is Broadway’s hottest ticket right now. Directed by McPherson and set to the soulful tunes from Dylan’s catalog, this musical paints a vivid slice-of-life portrait of a small community nestled in Duluth, Minnesota. The focal point is the Laine family, who run a weathered guesthouse.

It originally opened on March 5, 2020 but unfortunately closed its doors a week later because of COVID restrictions. It reopened on Broadway in 2021 and went on to achieve critical acclaim. It received seven 2022 Tony nominations, 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). 

“An extraordinarily intense and musically compelling performance” – Chicago Tribune

“A Broadway revelation!” – The Chicago Tribune

“Profoundly beautiful. This ravishing and singular musical hears America singing.” – The New York Times

The touring cast features Alan Ariano as Dr. Walker, David Benoit as Mr. Burke, Ben Biggers as Gene Laine, Paul Blankenship as Offstage Cover, Jennifer Blood as Elizabeth Laine, Matt Manuel as Joe Scott, Sharaé Moultrie as Marianne Laine, Jay Russell as Mr. Perry, John Schiappa as Nick Laine, Chiara Trentalange as Kate Draper, Jill Van Velzer as Mrs. Burke, Jeremy Webb as Reverend Marlowe, Aidan Wharton as Elias Burke, and Carla Woods as Mrs. Neilsen. In addition to this, Ashley D. Brooks, Justin Michael Duval, Kelly McCormick, and Hosea Mundi, with swings Warren Nolan Jr., Ali Regan, Rayla Garske, and Danny Vaccaro are part of the ensemble.

The creative team 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 Wiley DeWeese.

“Bob Dylan’s songs have never sounded so heartbreakingly personal & universal. As close as mortals come to heaven on earth” – The New York Times

“A show that transports the soul. Incredible” – Times

“A loving homage with a neat turn of phrase and a tang in the air. When people sing, it’s as if they pop the bonnets of their brains and let us look inside.” – Variety

As said in the official Broadway promotion: “It’s 1934 in Duluth, Minnesota. We meet a group of wayward travelers whose lives intersect in a guesthouse filled with music, life and hope. Experience this “profoundly beautiful” production (The New York Times) brought to vivid life by an extraordinary company of actors and musicians.”

It’s indeed a touching musical that’s made even better by 20 of Bob Dylan’s most iconic hits. No matter how much you adore him, this musical gives you an experience you’ve never felt before. And although filled with his hits, it’s unlike any jukebox musical you’ve seen before. So, when you attend a showing at Durham, prepare for a heartwarming and touching story that will never let you go. 

This ethereal and folksy musical magically transports you to Depression-era Duluth. Here, the narrative unfolds around a boarding house owner teetering on the edge of ruin, drawing in a diverse tapestry of townsfolk. Whether they’re settling in for the long haul or just passing through, each character embodies a unique blend of tragedy, hope, and humanity. As the story unfolds, the musical unravels the threads of their lives. It’s a journey that resonates with the soul, exploring the depth of human experience against the backdrop of Duluth’s historical landscape. 

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“Conor McPherson weaves magic with Bob Dylan’s songs” – The Observer

“Powerful, affecting and original.” – Sunday Express

“Audacious, enlightening, beautiful, beguiling.” – The Rolling Stone

The touring production of Girl From The North Country will not be in town for long. They will hold performances for six days straight, with a total of eight shows. It’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance to ensure you get the best seats in the house! This hopeful story is one that you cannot miss. 

Girl From The North Country runs approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission.

Audience Advisory: Flashing light, bursts of sound including live gunshots, on-stage smoking, mature language. Recommended for ages twelve (12) and up.

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“The show is akin to a poem of uplift – an ode to fellowship forged in adversity. A roomful of gorgeous melodies performed on a landscape of diminishing returns.” – Washington Post

“Transports the hits and deep-cuts of a peerless songbook to a Depression-era, crossroads-of-humanity boarding house.” – Deadline

“It is a ravishingly performed ode to Dylan’s own poetic lyricism.​” – NY1

Grab your tickets for Girl From The North Country today!