The Girl from the North Country is a musical inspired by the legendary musician, Bob Dylan. Set in 1934, in Dylan’s hometown of Duluth, Minnesota, the story revolves around the Laine family and their struggles after the Great Depression. Nick Laine, while trying to keep his family from being homeless, also has to deal with an alcoholic son, a wife suffering from dementia and a pregnant daughter who refuses to reveal the identity of her baby’s father. The situation goes further out of control when one stormy night, a bible salesman, a boxer and a couple seek shelter at the Laine guesthouse.
The Girl from the North Country features a talented cast, including Tony Award nominees Marc Kudisch and David Pittu, and Emmy and Oscar-winning actress Mare Winningham. The play is directed by celebrated playwright Conor McPherson, who has won an Olivier Award for this show. This Broadway musical is set to open on 5 March 2020, with previews beginning on 7 Feb.
Girl from the North Country Musical Broadway Reviews | What The Critics Think
“This revival, again directed by McPherson, is strong on song, uneven on character. It’s surprisingly talky, but still deeply affecting.”
- The Standard on the 2019 London Theater performance.
“If you’re a hard-core Dylan fan, you’ve heard these songs before. But, for me at least, they’ve never sounded quite so heartbreakingly personal and universal at the same time.”
- The NY Times on the 2018 Off-Broadway performance.
“McPherson cleverly chooses tunes from Dylan's back catalog that ensure it's not just a 'greatest hits' jukebox show, and his book allows the numbers and story to have a conversation with each other. Selecting songs spanning from 1963 to 2012, the music is played with only 1930s instruments, acting as close-ups on each character's state of being.”
- What’s On Stage on the 2019 London Theater performance.
“There’s a striking symbiosis between the stories and Dylan's songs. The bluesy base, haunting strains of harmonica and lyrical beauty are artfully entwined through the drama.”
- The Culture Whisper on the 2019 West End performance.
Girl from the North Country | Why You Must Watch The Show
Girl from the North Country gives you a glimpse into life after the Great Depression. The show lays bare the bleak future of an average middle-class American family against the fantastic backdrop of Bob Dylan’s music. Some classic tracks include ‘Sign On The Window’, ‘You Ain't Goin' Nowhere’, ‘Make You Feel My Love’, ‘Tempest, and more. Set in the 1930s, this play is ahead of its time in exploring issues of poverty, racism and mental illness, which are prevalent even in this day and age.
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About Belasco Theater
The Belasco Theater has a total seating capacity of 1016. The orchestra section is closest section to the stage and has 505 seats in total. The orchestra section is divided into three subsections: left, right and center. The second section is the front mezzanine with 285 seats. The balcony is the second elevated section and the furthest from the stage, with a capacity of 201 seats. The balcony is also divided into three longitudinal sections: left, right and center.
For more information, read our detailed guide on Belasco Theater seating chart.