The Music Man
Theatre: Neil Simon
Status: Closed
(April 05, 2000 - December 30, 2001 )
  • Preview: April 5, 2000
  • Open: April 27, 2000
  • Close: December 30, 2001
Musical - Revival
Running Time: 2hrs 45mins

"The Music Man" follows con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash. In River City, Iowa, prim librarian and piano teacher Marian Paroo sees through him, but when Hill helps her younger brother overcome his fear of social interactions due to his lisp, Marian begins to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her.

For The Record:

“The Music Man” opened at the Majestic on Dec 19, 1957 under the auspices of Kermit Bloomgarden w/Herbert Greene in assoc w/Frank Production. Morton Da Costa directed a cast which included Robert Preston, Barbara Cook, David Burns, Pert Kelton, Eddie Hodges & Iggie Wolfington.

Total Gross: $45,976,995
Average Weekly Gross: $505,242
Total Gross Potential: 70%
Total Attendance: 745,575
Average Weekly Attendance: 77%

Staff & Creative Team

Book, Music & Lyrics:

Meredith Willson

Director & Choreographer:

Susan Stroman

Settings:

Thomas Lynch

Orchestrations:

Doug Besterman

Musical Director:

David Chase

Cast

Harold Hill  04/05/2000 - 05/06/2001
Marian Paroo 04/05/2000 - 12/30/2001
Marcellus Washburn  04/05/2000 - 04/08/2001
Mayor Shinn  04/05/2000 - 04/08/2001
Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn  04/05/2000 - 04/08/2001
Mrs Paroo 04/05/2000 - 12/30/2001
Zaneeta Shinn 04/05/2000 - 12/30/2001
Alma Hix 04/05/2000 - 12/30/2001
Ewart Dunlop 04/05/2000 - 12/30/2001
Jacey Squires  04/05/2000 - 04/08/2001