Come fall, Broadway curtains will rise for the first time in roughly a year and a half. To celebrate the October 13th re-opening of Girl From the North Country, the musical based on the songs of Bob Dylan, a new video for one of its songs has dropped.
In the new clip, cast member Todd Almond, dressed in street clothes, sings a hale-and-hearty rendition of “Duquesne Whistle” in the Belasco Theatre, where the musical was performed. Filmed last November and directed by Kimber Elayne Sprawl, the video finds Almond, who plays Elias Burke in the show, belting out the song and gazing, hopefully and longingly, out at the empty seats. Footage of cast members, who appear and then disappear midway through, was shot in early 2020, just before the Broadway lockdown.
Written and directed by Irish playwright Conor McPherson, Girl From the North Country is centered around a cast of eccentric characters in a boarding house in Duluth, Minnesota, in 1934. The show — which includes a slew of songs from Dylan’s back catalog, both hits and deep cuts — opened on Broadway on March 5th, 2020, but was forced to shut down a week after its premiere.