Producers have announced rescheduled dates for the anticipated new Broadway revival of Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-winning classic, The Music Man, starring two-time Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill and two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo.
The Music Man will now begin preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre on 7 April 2021, with Opening Night now scheduled for 20 May 2021.
As a result of New York State’s ban on large gatherings, rehearsals (which were due to have begun on 29 June), will now commence on Monday 8 February 2021.
The Music Man, directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, will also star Tony Award winner Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Tony Award winner Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo, and Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn.
The Music Man reunites the creative team of the Tony Award-winning and record-breaking revival of Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler, including (in addition to Rudin, Zaks, and Carlyle), four-time Tony Award winner Santo Loquasto (Scenic & Costume Design), six-time Tony Award winner Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Tony Award winner Scott Lehrer (Sound Design), and David Chase (Dance Arrangements). Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick will create Orchestrations, and Patrick Vaccariello joins the team as The Music Man’s Musical Director.