The Bob Dylan musical is finally set to make its Broadway debut

"Girl from the North Country" will open in 2020.
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This is something hardcore Dylan fans have been waiting for over two years — especially those with a fondness for theater.

"Girl from the North Country," a musical that takes its name from a track off 1963's The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, will soon be entering the big leagues of theater: Broadway.

Set in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934 (seven years before Dylan was born there, so no, Bob isn't in it), the story focuses on a cast of characters "living on a knife-edge huddle together" in a local boarding house.  

Using nearly two dozen Dylan songs (you can buy the soundtrack), the production is the work of celebrated Irish playwright Conor McPherson, and opened in London's West End in July 2017.

Backed by strong reviews, it's been on the road ever since, having been performed in Canada and at the Public Theater, an off-Broadway playhouse in New York.

Now it's moving up to the Belasco Theatre, a landmark of Manhattan's theater district, with a premiere date set for March 5.

However, preview performances will begin on February 7, and yes, tickets are on sale now. 

As the Rolling Stone notes, this is not the first Bob Dylan musical to grace Broadway; the first was 2006's The Times They Are A-Changin’.

As the magazine notes, the production was a "bomb" and closed after just three weeks. 

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