Skip to main content

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

"Girl from the North Country" will open in 2020.

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. 

Next Up

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man airlifted to a hospital after police shooting in Forest Lake

Police allege that the man presented a threat to officers.

Minnesota Wild

Wild's two third-period goals take down the Lightning

Ryan Hartman's go-ahead goal defeated the two-time defending champions.

Byron Buxton

Reports: Twins reach extension with Byron Buxton

The long-term deal locks in one of the Twins' franchise players.

Justin Jefferson

Vikings-49ers: 5 things you can count on

Sunday's matchup is a pivotal game in the NFC playoff picture.

Gopher Football

Watch: Gophers troll Badgers with 'Jump Around' after Saturday's win

First they took Paul Bunyan's Axe. Then they took their tradition.

Brandon Richart, missing person

Search underway for missing man in Anoka area

Brandon Richart was last seen Nov. 17.

U.S. Bank Stadium

5 teams win first state championships at Prep Bowl

A pair of records fell as the Prep Bowl lived up to the hype.

ashley Carlson

Remains of missing WI mom found in Pine County, MN

Ashley Miller-Carlson was 33 years old.


Bob dylan

Netflix's new Bob Dylan documentary finally gets release date

The Martin Scorsese-directed "Rolling Thunder Revue" was first announced in January.

Bob dylan

After 8 years, Bob Dylan announces first new album of original material

The announcement coincided with another new song release.

Bob Dylan's paintings to go on display in Tulsa, OK

You can see the singer-songwriter's artworks from May 10 to Sept. 15.

Bob Dylan's boyhood home in Hibbing, MN.

Bob Dylan's (possibly) biggest fan buys songwriter's boyhood home

The buyer also owns the house Dylan lived in until age 6.