The Jimmy Buffett musical does not have a title yet, but it’s got a plot and dates for a world-premiere production. The show, whose main character is drawn from one of the Local 257 (Nashville, TN) member’s many novels (A Salty Piece of Land), will begin previews at San Diego’s La Jolla Playhouse in spring of 2017.
No formal announcement has been made, but Broadway is not out of the question, given the success of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. The Buffett project’s award-winning team includes film producer Frank Marshall and Broadway regulars Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman, and Beth Williams. Director Christopher Ashley’s Broadway credits include Tony winner Memphis and Xanadu. The book for the project is written by Greg Garcia (My Name is Earl) and Mike O’Malley, of Glee fame.