Neon Love Come Lately

Bottom row (from left): Good Ol’ Girls cast members Lauren Kennedy, Liza Vann, Teri Ralston, Gina Stewart, and Sally Mayes; top (from left): former senator Bill Bradley and songwriter Marshall Chapman backstage on opening night. (Photo: Ellen Mezzera via Garden & Gun)

The Great White Way is taking a bit of inspiration from the Great Southern Way lately with musicals like Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet. The latest, Good Ol’ Girls, opened in mid-February at the Black Box Theater (46th between 6th & 7th) and is “based on the stories of two prominent Southern authors, Lee Smith (The Last Girls) and Jill McCorkle (Going Away Shoes), with songs by Nashville hit-makers Matraca Berg (Reba McEntire, Dixie Chicks, Faith Hill) and Marshall Chapman (Jimmy Buffett, Wynonna, Olivia Newton-John).” I’ve heard people rave about the man-centric Memphis and Million Dollar Quartet but I hadn’t heard a thing about the Girls until I got an email about it from Garden & Gun yesterday. If you live in New York and think G&G‘s Talk of the South email newsletter isn’t relevant to you, think again. Subscribers receive a discounted rate of $45/Good Ol’ Girls ticket through April 11 (regularly $85). To take advantage, visit, or call 866-811-4111 (use the promotional code “Garden45”).

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