World Premiere of 'Escape to Margaritaville' at La Jolla Playhouse Extends Runs, Again - NBC 7 San Diego

World Premiere of 'Escape to Margaritaville' at La Jolla Playhouse Extends Runs, Again

The musical, based off the music of Jimmy Buffet, kicked off La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-2018 season in early May.

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    "Escape to Margaritaville" director and La Jolla Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley explains the cast and creative team's challenge and excitement on making a Jimmy Buffett musical. (Published Sunday, April 30, 2017)

    The Broadway-bound Jimmy Buffet musical "Escape to Margaritaville", which had its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse last week, has extended its run -- again -- due to unprecedented popular demand. 

    The musical, based off the music of Jimmy Buffet, kicked off La Jolla Playhouse's 2017-2018 season in early May.

    “We’ve only just begun previews, but the excitement around Escape to Margaritaville is highly palpable, and it’s tremendously gratifying that audiences – ‘Parrot Heads’ and traditional theatregoers alike – are as eager to experience this delightful new musical as we are to share it with them,” said Playhouse Managing Director Michael S. Rosenberg in a statement.

    The popular show will now close on July 9. Tickets for the extended weeks will go on sale May 14. 

    "Escape to Margaritaville" opens on May 9 and closes on June 25, extended week included. 

    Tickets for many of the shows have already sold out, Playhouse officials said, prompting them to extend the show for several more weeks. 

    The musical follows a part-time bartender and part-time singer who falls for a beautiful tourist, a woman who makes him question the life he thought he had figured out.

    Playwrights Greg Garcia ("My Name Is Earl", "Raising Hope") and Mike O'Malley ("My Name Is Earl", "Justified", "Glee") blend a story in the works for years with new and original Jimmy Buffett hits. Buffett is known for classics like "Margaritaville", "Come Monday", "Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes", "Manana", and more.

    After its San Diego premiere, the show will go on to New Orleans, Houston, Chicago and, ultimately, Broadway for a Spring 2018 run. 

    Individual tickets and group tickets are now on sale. You can get tickets online here or by calling (858) 550-1010.

    LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010.

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