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Bob Dylan’s 80th Birthday Broadway Gift: Hit Musical “Girl from the North Country” Resumes October 13th


Did “Girl from the North Country” ever open on Broadway? Did I write about the opening night? OMG yes. It was a thousand years ago. March 5, 2020.

Well, the wonderful magical musical is coming back. Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday and the show has announced a return to performances on October 13th.

Mare Winningham and Jay O. Sanders lead an amazing cast in this musical with songs from our Poet Laureate (at least mine) and Nobel Prize winner.

“Girl from the North Country” opened on March 5th, but then the Broadway League decided that only shows that had opened before that would be eligible for the 2020 Tony Awards — which have never been given out.

So the show is now eligible for 2022 Tony Awards, which is fine. It could still win, although it would have definitely won in 2020.

Here’s my review from March 6, 2020. And below is a new video made by the show. Get your tickets now.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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