Broadway Opening: THE MUSIC MAN (with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster at The Winter Garden)

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by Gregory Bernard on December 20, 2021

in Theater-New York

THE MUSIC MAN OPENS TONIGHT!

Tonight at 8:00 p.m., the curtain will rise on the first preview performance of the hugely anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Manstarring Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and  Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, at Broadway’s Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) for a sold-out audience. Opening Night is scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022.

The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, also stars Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, and Tony Award winner Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo, Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas, and Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn. Joining the cast are 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, Max Clayton as Standby for Harold Hill, and Nick AlvinoJordan BeallRonnie S. Bowman Jr.Maria BriggsAudrey CardwellJT ChurchKammie CrumAydin EyikanCarlee FlanaganEthen Green-YoungerEmily HoderCurtis HollandEloise KroppEthan LafazanKayla LaVineAndrew MinardSean MontgomeryTanner QuirkLance Roberts, Daniel Patrick RussellAnn SandersSherisse SpringerMitchell TobinKathy VoytkoBranch Woodman, and Ryan Worsing rounding out the ensemble.

One of the most universally cherished treasures of the American musical theater, The Music Man was an instant smash hit when it premiered on Broadway on December 19, 1957. It went on to win five Tony Awards, including the prize for Best Musical, and ran for 1,375 performances. The original cast album held the number one position on the Billboard charts and stayed on the album charts for 245 weeks. The recording won the first-ever Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album. The Smithsonian Institution ranks The Music Man as one of the “great glories of American popular culture.”

The Music Man creative team includes four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design), five-time Tony Award winner Brian MacDevitt (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), Luc Verschueren for Campbell Young and Associates (Hair, Wigs, & Makeup Design), Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick (Orchestrations), David Chase (Vocal and Dance Arrangements), and Patrick Vaccariello (Musical Director).

photo by Joan Marcus

The Music Man
Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway
Previews begin Monday December 20, 2021
Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022
for more info, visit Music Man on Broadway

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