Come next May, audiences will applaud Hugh Jackman during one of the first long-awaited curtain calls of Broadway when the revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man opens.
Producers Scott Rudin, Barry Diller and David Geffen announced today (June 24) that the show will kick off previews on April 7, 2021, and open on May 20, 2021, at the Winter Garden Theatre. Rehearsals will commence on Feb. 8. Tony, Grammy and Emmy award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will play Professor Harold Hill alongside two-time Tony award-winning actress Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo in the 1957 musical.
"Performing on Broadway is a great honor for an actor; in fact, one of the greatest. No two shows are exactly alike, in large part due to the audience," Jackman said in a press statement. "Show One is filled with anticipation, fear and excitement. It’s like an opening night eight times a week; the energy in the theater is palpable. It is those same feelings that happen every show thereafter -- and you and I are going through it together. The change of dates will not take any of that away. What it will do, however, is help to ensure that The Music Man audiences, and our company, are in a completely safe environment. Can’t wait for that day!"