Girl From the North Country nominated for seven Tony Awards

International hit musical Girl from the North Country, by Conor McPherson, with music and lyrics by Bob Dylan, was nominated for seven Tony Awards® on Broadway overnight including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Book and Best Sound Design.

The Australian production re-opens at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre this Thursday, after being hit by a Covid shutdown straight after its triumphant opening night.

This modern masterpiece features an extraordinary cast including Lisa McCune, Chemon Theys, Peter Kowitz and Helpmann Award winners Helen Dallimore, Greg Stone, Christina O’Neill and Peter Carroll, alongside Terence Crawford, Grant Piro, Elizabeth Hay, Blake Erickson and James Smith.

The exceptional ensemble features Tony Black, Samantha Morley, Tony Cogin, Laurence Coy, Grace Driscoll and Liam Wigney, with the live on stage band, The Guilty Undertakers consisting of Cam (CJ Stranger) Henderson on acoustic and slide guitar, Xani Kolac on violin and mandolin, Mark Harris on double bass and Musical Director, Andrew Ross.

A touch of magic…McCune is exceptional– The GuardianA ravishing production! Bob Dylan’s songs have never sounded so heartbreakingly personal and universal. As close as mortals come to heaven on earth. – New York Times

Lisa McCune] A towering performance – Sydney Morning Herald

Set in 1934 Minnesota, it centers on a community living on a knife-edge in the local guesthouse, and features over 20 of Dylan’s songs from across his career – from1963’s Girl From the North Country to 2012’s Duquesne Whistle plus Hurricane, I Want You, Slow Train Coming, You Ain’t Going Nowhere and Like A Rolling Stone – all beautifully reimagined and woven through the story.

In an interview with the New York Times, Bob Dylan confirmed that he has seen the new musical The Girl from the North Country:

I saw it as an anonymous spectator, not as someone who had anything to do with it, Dylan told the Times. I just let it happen. The play had me crying at the end. I can’t even say why. When the curtain came down, I was stunned. I really was.

Girl From the North Country is one of the most critically acclaimed, multi award-winning productions of the 21st century. It has taken the theatrical world by storm, selling out seasons in the West End, Toronto and Broadway since opening at The Old Vic in London.

Magically speaks to the soul– The Australian

A gorgeous poignant piece– Limelight

Season Details

Venue: Comedy Theatre, Exhibition Street| Melbourne
Date: From 29 April 2022

Venue: Civic Theatre| Auckland
Date: From 1 July 2022

Venue: Opera House| Wellington
Date: From  22 July 2022

Venue: Canberra Theatre Centre
Date: From 25 August 2022

Venue: Lyric Theatre, QPAC| Brisbane
Date: From 8 Sept 2022

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