The Music Man is a classic Broadway musical, loved and cherished by generations. Now, with a new modern twist, Hugh Jackman is reprising his well-loved role of Harold Hill in the 2018 Broadway revival. The show will be opening off-Broadway this April and then migrating to Broadway the following September—and it’s coming your way.
The Music Man Official Trailer
The Music Man is a musical comedy about a con man who poses as a traveling salesman in order to cheat people out of their money. The Official Trailer for the show features Hugh Jackman as the titular character, and gives a brief overview of the plot. The trailer also features some of the songs from the show, including “Trouble”, “Goodnight, My Someone”, and “It’s You”.
“The Music Man” has been wowing audiences on Broadway since it began its run in 2000. The show, which stars Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, has been praised for its memorable tunes and energetic performances.
Now, fans of the musical will have even longer to enjoy it, as the production has been extended through August 2020. Here are some of the musical highlights that you can expect to hear during the show:
• “Rock Island” – This opening number sets the tone for the entire musical, as Professor Hill arrives in River City and begins to scheme his way into the hearts of its residents.
• “Iowa Stubborn” – One of the most catchy songs in the show, this number features Professor Hill trying to convince the townspeople that they need his help to teach them how to march.
• “Till There Was You” – A beautiful ballad that is sung by Marian Paroo (played by Rebecca Luker) and Professor Hill. It’s a moment of budding romance between the two characters that will leave you wanting more.
• “Shipoopi” – A fun and upbeat tune about River City’s favourite dog, Shipoopi is sure to get your toes tapping along with the cast.
• “76 Trombones” – The show-stopping finale that brings the entire cast together for one last big number. It’s an uplifting end to a truly enjoyable musical.
Why Isn’t Hugh Jackman Kitten Around with His Broadway Career?
Broadway fans were thrilled when it was announced that Hugh Jackman would be starring in a revival of “The Music Man” on Broadway. The Tony-winning actor is known for his magnetic stage presence and powerful singing voice, making him the perfect candidate to take on the iconic role of Professor Harold Hill.
While Jackman is no stranger to the Great White Way – he made his Broadway debut in 1995’s “Sunset Boulevard” – he hasn’t been seen on a New York stage since 2010’s “A Steady Rain.” So why isn’t Jackman kitten around with his Broadway career?
It could be that the actor is simply too busy. In addition to starring in and producing multiple blockbuster films, he’s also a devoted husband and father. With so much on his plate, it’s no wonder that Jackman has been hesitant to commit to another lengthy theatrical run.
Or it could be that Jackman is simply being choosy about his next project. After all, not every role is as perfect for him as Professor Hill. Whatever the reason, we hope to see Hugh Jackman back on Broadway soon!
What is Coming to Broadway in the Fall of 2016 (So Far)
The past few months have been huge for Broadway fans, with a number of highly-anticipated productions either opening or announced for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. One of the most buzzed-about shows set to debut this fall is “The Music Man”, starring Hollywood megastar Hugh Jackman.
The new production will mark Jackman’s return to musical theater after nearly two decades, and he’ll be joined on stage by Tony winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo. The show is based on the classic 1957 film of the same name, and follows con man Harold Hill as he tries to swindle the townspeople of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he has no intention of actually leading. Hilarity ensues as Harold falls in love with Marian and comes to see the value in honest work.
With its starry cast, iconic source material, and feel-good story, “The Music Man” is sure to be one of the hottest tickets on Broadway this fall. So far, advance sales have been strong and critics are already predicting that the show will be a major contender come awards season.