Who would Jimmy Buffett & Lin-Manuel Miranda play in each other’s Broadway musicals?

Lin-Manuel Miranda

Composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (L) and musician Jimmy Buffett appear during SiriusXM's Town Hall, moderated by Justin McElroy on March 13, 2018 in New York City.

Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for SiriusXM

Who does a musical hitmaker turn to for advice when attempting to launch a Broadway phenomenon? Well, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda seems like a pretty good bet these days. Jimmy Buffett, whose Broadway musical ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE debuts this week, did just that by enlisting his friend to give notes on the show as he was developing it. The two hitmakers talked about their friendship and buzzworthy projects during a Town Hall moderated by Justin McElroy on Buffett’s own SiriusXM channel Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24).

During the interview, Miranda and Buffett were both asked who they would cast the other person as in their respective musicals. See how they responded:

Elsewhere in the interview, Buffett talked about how he can always pick out the true Parrottheads and how they’ll “tailgate” ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE shows in New York.

SiriusXM Town Hall with Jimmy Buffett and Lin-Manuel Miranda premieres Monday, March 19 at 5 pm ET on Radio Margaritaville (Ch. 24). Click here to listen live when it airs.

You can hear encore airings on Radio Margaritaville:

Monday, March 19th at 8 pm ET
Tuesday, March 20th at 7am, 12 pm and  6 pm ET
Wednesday, March 21st at 10 am, 3 pm and 10 pm ET
Thursday, March 22nd at 8 am, 4 pm and Midnight ET
Friday, March 23rd at 6 am, 5 pm  and 11 pm ET
Saturday, March 24th at 1 pm and 10 pm ET
Sunday, March 25th at 9 am, 2 pm, 6 pm  and 1am ET
Monday, March 26th at 12 pm ET
Tuesday, March 27th at 9 pm ET
Wednesday, March 28th at 3 pm ET

Encore airings on SiriusXM On Broadway (Ch. 72):

Thursday, March 22nd at 6 pm ET
Friday, March 23rd at 8 am and 12 pm ET
Saturday, March 24th at 5 pm and 10 pm ET
Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm ET
Monday, March 26th at 7 am and 9 pm ET


From music’s favorite storyteller JIMMY BUFFETT comes ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the musical comedy the Chicago Sun-Times calls “the feel-good musical that finds the joy of living in the moment.” With a book by Emmy® Award winner GREG GARCIA and Emmy ® nominee MIKE O’MALLEY, this electrifying new production is choreographed by Tony Award ® nominee KELLY DEVINE and directed by last year’s Tony Award ® winner CHRISTOPHER ASHLEY. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE is now playing on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.

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