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ucjrdude902
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"The Music Man" coming to NBC!
Posted: 5/12/14 at 11:53am
Apparently it was just announced at the NBC Upfront. Details are scarce but it's official!
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 11:56am
Hope it's better than ABC's!
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 11:58am
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:00pm
I'm much more excited about this than Peter Pan.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:01pm
Interesting they mentioned Peter Pan at the Upfronts but no casting.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:01pm
I know they will probably cast a "name" but I would love to see Laura Osnes as Marian. She has said it is her dream role and she does have a previous relationship with NBC.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:06pm
It's a shame that Conan O'Brien and NBC are on bad terms, because he's always wanted to play Harold Hill (even based a classic "Simpsons" script on it and did "Trouble" on the Emmys) and I think he would be inspired. Similarly, Stephen Colbert would be great but they're probably not going to go after CBS' new guy.

If they're going to go with a comedy name. Steve Carrell?



Updated On: 5/12/14 at 12:06 PM
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:09pm
Why would they select people who can't sing?
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:11pm
Hasn't Hugh Jackman been courted to do a Broadway production of this? I'm sure he's on their short list.
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Jeffrey Karasarides
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:12pm
What about Neil Patrick Harris?
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:12pm
Because Harold Hill barely needs to be able to sing, and all of those men have sung adequately in the past.

I assume Hugh Jackman is choice #1, as usual, too.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:18pm
I hope this means they are going to be doing this summer 2015! Also, weren't they supposed to announce who is playing Peter in "Peter Pan" today?
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Mister Matt
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:24pm
It's a shame that Conan O'Brien and NBC are on bad terms, because he's always wanted to play Harold Hill

Ugh. I think that would be even worse than Matthew Broderick.
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:27pm
Me too. I'm sure they'll pick someone very talented and handsome, who can sing and isn't a TV personality or boring actor.
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theaterdrew
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:36pm
Zach Levi? He's got a preexisting relationship with NBC.
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dreaming
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:37pm
I think Seth Macfarlane could be amazing...I know it sounds silly but the guy loves musicals and has a very good voice.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 12:50pm
Matthew Broderick was just completely wrong-headed and cast against type. Conan's schtick often IS an anachronistic, fast-talking swindler. I mean, it's moot; I just know that it's always been an ambition of his (he claims he was offered the revival on the commentary to the Simpsons "Monorail" ep loosely based on Music Man and that it was the hardest no he have had to give) and he almost certainly would have been under consideration by the network five years ago.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 01:25pm
I'd love to see Laura Benanti or Laura Osnes as Marion.
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The Josh
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 01:36pm
Call me crazy, but I think Justin Timberlake could pull it off.
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madbrian
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 01:39pm
I'd love to see Timberlake in a musical, but I don't think he's right for this. I could see him as Freddy in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
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Whatshisname
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 01:49pm
"I think Seth Macfarlane could be amazing...I know it sounds silly but the guy loves musicals and has a very good voice".

I agree, Dreaming, With Jessie Mueller!



Updated On: 5/12/14 at 01:49 PM
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dreaming
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 01:52pm
Jessie Mueller is not a high enough soprano-she's also not a big enough name. I bet they'll get like Anna Kendrick or someone of that stature.
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 01:58pm
Let me suggest Olympian Charlie White for the role of Harold Hill.

He's lighting up every dance he does in DWTS and with a haircut, he'd make a sensational Harold Hill!
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 02:14pm
Jessie Mueller has the soprano for the role, easily. Marian's highest note is an Ab5, if I remember correctly, and Jessie can get herself up to a Eb6. She just hasn't played many demanding soprano parts here in New York. I'd love to see her and Seth MacFarlane together. They've got my vote, they'd be fantastic.





Updated On: 5/12/14 at 02:14 PM
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dreaming
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Posted: 5/12/14 at 02:18pm
They'll get someone like Anna Kendrick or Amanda Seyfried to play Marion. (Actually I think Anna Kendrick could be very good.) Or some pop artist (not sure who).

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