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The Music Man

The Music Man

by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

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The Music Man

The Music Man




The popular Tony-Award-winning best musical that is one of the most produced American musicals.


Story:

With his fast-talking style, "Professor" Harold Hill convinces the parents of River City to buy instruments and uniforms for their youngsters in order to save them, but chaos ensues as Hill's credentials are questioned and he is called upon to prove himself to the citizens of River City.


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Meredith Willson

Librettist

Librettist
Franklin Lacey



  • Premiere
  • 1980
  • 2000
  • 1962 Film
  • 2003 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 19, 1957
Total Performances
1,375
Original Cast
Robert Preston, David Burns, Barbara Cook, Pert Kelton, Danny Carroll, Eddie Hodges,Helen Raymond, Paul Reed, Adnia Rice, Marilyn Siegel, Barbara Travis, Dusty Worrall, Iggie Wolfington
Director
Morton Da Costa
Choreographer
Onna White
Producer
Kermit Bloomgarden and Herbert Greene
Musical Director
Herbert Greene
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Howard Bay
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Lighting Design
Howard Bay

1980 Broadway Revival

Theatre
City Center
Opening Night
Jun 5, 1980
Total Performances
21
Original Cast
Dick Van Dyke, Meg Bussert, Iggie Wolfington, Carol Arthur, Marcia Brushingham, Mary Gaebler, Jen Jones, Calvin McRae, Lara Jill Miller, P. J. Nelson, Richard Warren Pugh, Mary Roche, Christina Saffran, Christian Slater, Jay Stuart
Director
Michael Kidd
Choreographer
Michael Kidd
Producer
James M. Nederlander, Raymond Lussa and Fred Walker
Musical Director
Milton Rosenstock
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Peter Wolf
Costume Design
Stanley Simmons
Lighting Design
Marcia Madeira

2000 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Neil Simon Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 27, 2000
Total Performances
699
Original Cast
Craig Bierko, Rebecca Luker, Clyde Alves, Paul Benedict, Ann Brown, Ralph Byers, Max Casella, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Jack Doyle, Blake Hammond, Martha Hawley, Leslie Hendrix, Kate Levering, Katherine McGrath, Michael Phelan, Jordan Puryear, John Sloman, Ruth Williamson, Michael-Leon Wooley
Director
Susan Stroman
Choreographer
Susan Stroman
Producer
Dodger Theatricals, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Elizabeth Williams, Anita Waxman, Kardana-Swinsky Productions, Lorie Cowen Levy, Dede Harris
Musical Director
David Chase
Orchestrations
Doug Besterman
Scenic Design
Thomas Lynch
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski

1962 Film Version

Movie Name
The Music Man
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Morton DaCosta
Screenplay
Marion Hargrove
Starring
Robert Preston, Shirley Jones, Buddy Hackett

2003 TV Version

Movie Name
The Music Man
Type
Made for TV Musical, Disney
Director
Jeff Bleckner
Screenplay
Sally Robinson
Starring
Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Victor Garber





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Broadway Revival Cast Album

CD
1962 Motion Picture Soundtrack

CD
2003 TV Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections

Sheetmusic
Vocal Score


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
2003 TV Version DVD


Books

Book
But He Doesn't Know the Territory: The Making of Meredith Willson's the Music Man


Other

Merchandise




1958 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Robert Preston
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - David Burns
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Barbara Cook
Conductor and Musical Director
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Iggie Wolfington
Best Choreography
Stage Technician - Sammy Knapp
Best Director

1958 Theatre World Award Nominations

Eddie Hodges

1959 Tony Award Nominations

Best Stage Technician - Sammy Knapp

1981 Theatre World Award Nominations

Meg Bussert

2000 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Craig Bierko
Best Actress in a Musical - Rebecca Luker
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Orchestrations

2000 Theatre World Award Nominations

Craig Bierko

2000 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Craig Bierko
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Rebecca Luker
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design

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