What Did the Critics Have to Say About The Music Man On Broadway, Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster? | Playbill

The Verdict What Did the Critics Have to Say About The Music Man On Broadway, Starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster?

The Meredith Willson musical favorite opened at the Winter Garden Theatre February 10.

<i>The Music Man</i> at the Winter Garden Theatre
The Music Man at the Winter Garden Theatre

The Broadway revival of The Music Man, starring Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster as Harold Hill and Marian Paroo, respectively, opened at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre February 10 after beginning previews December 20, 2021. The reviews are in, though slightly delayed from today's Broadway norms.

In addition to Jackman and Foster, the production stars fellow Tony winners Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, and Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo.

Read what critics thought of the Broadway staging in the reviews below

AMNY (Matt Windman)

Associated Press (Mark Kennedy)

Broadway News (Charles Isherwood)

Daily Beast (Tim Teeman)

Deadline (Greg Evans)

Did They Like It? (Christian Lewis)

Hollywood Reporter (Frank Scheck)

New York Daily News (Chris Jones)

New York Magazine/Vulture (Helen Shaw)

New York Post (Johnny Oleksinski)

New York Theatre Guide (Naveen Kumar)

New York Times (Jesse Green)

The Observer (Rex Reed)

Showbiz411 (Roger Friedman)

Slant (Dan Rubins)

Theatrely (Juan A. Ramirez)

The Wrap (Thom Geier)

Time Out New York (Adam Feldman)

Playbill will continue to update this page as reviews come in.

The cast also includes Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas, Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn, 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, Tony nominee Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix, and Max Clayton as the standby for Harold Hill.

Rounding out the ensemble are Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Maria Briggs, Audrey Cardwell, JT Church, 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, and Ryan Worsing.

The Music Man, which features a book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, 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 new production of the musical, 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.

Get a First Look at Broadway The Music Man Revival, Starring Tony Winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster

 
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