Broadway says goodbye to the starry revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man January 15 as it completes its run at the Winter Garden Theatre. The high-earning production, frequently delivering the weekly top gross on Broadway throughout its run, began previews December 20, 2021, and opened February 10, 2022. As of the final performance, the production will have played 46 previews and 373 performances.
The starry revival is led by Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster as Harold Hill and Marion Paroo, respectively, alongside fellow Tony winners Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, and Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo. The cast also includes Mark Linn-Baker as Mayor Shinn, Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas, Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn, Benjamin Pajak as Winthrop, Emily Jewel Hoder as Amaryllis, Garrett Long as Ethel Toffelmier, Linda Mugleston as Alma Hix, Jessica Sheridan as Maud Dunlop, Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Tony nominee Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix, Lance Roberts as Constable Locke, and Max Clayton as the standby for Harold Hill.
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Rounding out the ensemble are Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Lauren Blackman, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Audrina Brudner, Michael Cash, William Thomas Colin, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Ethen Green-Younger, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Amanda LaMotte, Kayla LaVine, Devin Miles Lugo, Drew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Kennedy Pitney, Tanner Quirk, Sherisse Springer, Mitchell Tobin, and Branch Woodman. Serving as swings are Maria Briggs, Richard Gatta, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ann Sanders, Kathy Voytko, and Ryan Worsing.
The Music Man, which features music and lyrics by Meredith Willson and a book by Willson and Franklin Lacey, tells the story of what happens when con artist Harold Hill arrives in River City and falls in love with the straight-laced librarian, Marian. It first opened on Broadway December 19, 1957, at the Majestic Theatre. A 2000 revival played the Neil Simon Theatre.
Jerry Zaks directs the current revival, which also features choreography by Warren Carlyle, sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, sound design by Scott Lehrer, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, and music direction by Patrick Vaccariello. Thomas Recktenwald is production stage manager.
Kate Horton was named producer following the departure of Scott Rudin, who announced his intentions to step down from his theatrical ventures as allegations of workplace abuse and intimidation came to light. Also leading the producing team are Barry Diller and David Geffen.