Saturday, June 15, 2024

Broadway: “Girl from the North Country,” the Best Musical of All, is Returning with Mare Winningham, Jay O. Sanders, and Marc Kudisch


No disrespect to “Moulin Rouge,” but if “Girl from the North Country” had been included in that Tony Awards on Sunday, things might have been different.

The Bob Dylan inspired musical actually opened to raves on Broadway but was excluded from the 2020 abridged Tony Awards. Weird. They had a great opening night but it was right as the pandemic was unfolding.

Now “Girl” is returning with its original cast and trio of insanely gifted stars: Mare Winningham, Jay O. Sanders, and Marc Kudisch, plus Matt McGrath, Broadway’s MVP. Performances resume October 13th. You must see this musical. It’s going to win the Tony next June.

Here’s my report from March 2020.


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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