Jimmy Buffett musical unveils play’s creative team and name ‘Escape to Margaritaville’

FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Jimmy Buffett performs at his sister's restaurant in Gulf Shores, Ala. The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere in 2017 in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team. The musical is now titled “Escape to Margaritaville." (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) – The Jimmy Buffett musical making its world premiere next year in California has a new name and a Tony Award-winning creative support team.

The musical, now titled “Escape to Margaritaville,” will feature choreography by Kelly Devine (“Rocky”), scenic design by Walt Spangler (“Tuck Everlasting”), costumes by Paul Tazewell (“Hamilton”), lighting by Howell Binkley (“Hamilton”) and sound design by Brian Ronan (“If/Then.”)

The show, combining Buffett’s tunes with an original story by writers Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley, will start grooving onstage in May 2017 at La Jolla Playhouse. Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley will direct.

Buffett has written such beach-bum classics as “A Pirate Looks at Forty,” ”Margaritaville,” ”Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes” and “Cheeseburger in Paradise.”

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Online: http://www.lajollaplayhouse.org

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