The highly-anticipated revival of Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and also starring two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, will begin preview performances Monday, December 20, 2021, with an Opening Night scheduled for Thursday, February 10, 2022 at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway).
The production, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will also star Tony winner Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, Tony winner Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Tony winner Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo, and Tony winner Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn.
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.