When Hugh Jackman's Harold Hill whispers into the impressionable ears of River City whippersnappers, their minds and feet alight. The Music Man, which arrives on Broadway following a two-year delay, likewise hopes to entice an especially receptive crowd, still sating pent-up appetite for seduction, spectacle, and bodies in motion.The big-ticket production from director Jerry Zaks heaps its wagon with comely and persuasive wares: Marquee stars Jackman and Sutton Foster, whose individual magnetism...
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Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster return to Broadway in a grand revival of one of the most beloved musicals ever written, Meredith Wilson's The Music Man. Get The Music Man tickets on New York Theatre Guide now.
The creative team behind the beloved 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly! reunites for another sumptuous remount of a classic musical. Jerry Zaks directs and Warren Carlyle choreographs this lavish revival at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, which showcases the best of Broadway: gorgeous sets, big production numbers, and majestic dancing.
Jackman and Foster, both Broadway royalty, return to the stage for the first time since 2014. Jackman last appeared on stage in Jez Butterworth's play The River at the Circle in the Square Theatre. He has won two Tony Awards, including for his Broadway-debut role in The Boy From Oz, and has hosted the Tonys ceremony four times. Foster last appeared on Broadway in a revival of Jeanine Tesori's Violet. She has been nominated for six Tony Awards, winning the Best Actress in a Musical category twice, for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The Music Man musical first premiered on Broadway in 1957, running for 1,375 performances and winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. The cast album won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album and ranked on the Billboard charts for 245 weeks. The Music Man on Broadway was last revived at the Neil Simon Theatre in 2000, starring Craig Bierko and Rebecca Luker in a hit production that was nominated for nine Tony Awards. The 2022 revival got six nominations, including for Best Revival of a Musical, Best Choreography, and performance nominations for Jackman, Foster, and Jayne Houdyshell.
The Music Man remains the best-known work by Meredith Willson, who loosely based the story, setting, and characters on his own Iowa hometown.
What is The Music Man about?
In The Music Man on Broadway, Professor Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa promising uniforms, instruments and lessons for a new town band, and the locals are thrilled. In reality, Hill is a con man who plans to leave River City as soon as he closes the sale. But those plans change when Hill meets Marian Paroo, or "Marian the Librarian," and finds himself falling for her. Soon Hill must follow through on his big promises or else lose out on his chance at love.
How long will Hugh Jackman be in The Music Man?
Hugh Jackman will star as Harold Hill in The Music Man until the show closes on January 8, 2023. Sutton Foster, who plays Marian Paroo, is also starring for the entire run.
Tickets to The Music Man in New York are available now.
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Winter Garden Theatre
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Meredith Willson
Director: Jerry Zaks
Producer: Kate Horton
Cast list: Hugh Jackman (as Professor Harold Hill) and Sutton Foster (as Marian Paroo), Jayne Houdyshell (as Mrs. Shinn), Mark Linn-Baker (as Mayor Shinn), Marie Mullen (as Mrs. Paroo), Shuler Hensley as (Marcellus Washburn), Remy Auberjonois (as Charlie Cowell), Gino Cosculluela (as Tommy Djilas), Emma Crow (as Zaneeta Shinn), Remy Auberjonois (as Charlie Cowell), Benjamin Pajak (as Winthrop), Kayla Teruel (as Amaryllis), Garrett Long (as Ethel Toffelmier), Linda Mugleston (as Alma Hix), Jessica Sheridan (as Maud Dunlop), Rema Webb (as Mrs. Squires), Phillip Boykin (as Olin Britt), Eddie Korbich (as Jacey Squires), Daniel Torres (as Ewart Dunlop), Nicholas Ward (as Oliver Hix), Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Maria Briggs, Audrey Cardwell, JT Church, Max Clayton, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Carlee Flanagan, Ethen Green-Younger, Emily Hoder, Curtis Holland, Eloise Kropp, Ethan Lafazan, Kayla LaVine, Andrew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Tanner Quirk, Lance Roberts, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ann Sanders, Sherisse Springer, Mitchell Tobin, Kathy Voytko, Branch Woodman, Ryan Worsing
Design: Santo Loquasto
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Costume: Santo Loquasto
Choreography: Warren Carlyle
Sound: Scott Lehrer
Other info: Music Direction by Patrick Vaccariello, Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and Dance Arrangements by David Chase
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