Buffett's music will replace the music of Gloria Estefan, as "Escape" takes the location held by "On Your Feet!," the musical based on the lives of Estefan and her husband, Emilio. It's slated to close Aug. 20 after playing 34 previews and 746 regular performances. "On Your Feet!" will launch a 31-city first national tour this fall.
“Margaritaville” the musical comedy features a string of Buffett tunes, both familiar (“Come Monday,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise”) as well as new songs. The book comes from Emmy Award winner Greg Garcia (“My Name is Earl,” “Raising Hope”) and Emmy Award nominee Mike O’Malley (“Shameless”). Choreography will be handled by Tony nominee Kelly Devine (“Come from Away,” “Rock of Ages”) and the show will be directed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Ashley, who is also the La Jolla Playhouse artistic director.