Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger & More Set to Lead Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert

disneybroadwayfan22
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Here's hoping they'll use this cast for NBC. So, others can catch this perfection too.
Broadway Shows: Phantom of the Opera (January 2011), Mary Poppins (January 2011), Anything Goes (August 2011, W/ Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, and Laura Osnes), The Lion King (August 2011), Godspell (June 2012, W/ Corbin Bleu), Matilda the Musical (Original Broadway Cast, May 2013), Newsies (May 2013), Cinderella (W/ Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher, May 2014), and Aladdin (OBC, May 2014). Pre-Broadway: If/Then (November 2013/World Premiere, W/ Idina Menzel, LaChanze, and Anthony Rapp). National Tours: Wicked (October 2012), Beauty & the Beast (January 2013), & Jersey Boys (November 2013)

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KathyNYC2
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lauren9739
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Does anyone know what the venue is like? I see it's General Admission for the most part and I'm just curious how big the venue is and if the VIP tickets are worth it or not. Thanks!
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lauren9739
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Thank you so much, neonlightsxo. I couldn't find a seating chart.

Now to try to get my sister to confirm she can go soon!

Edit: I found the seating chart.
http://www.signaturetheatre.org/Visit/Inside/Diamond.aspx
Updated On: 7/9/14 at 11:46 AM
lauren9739
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I just purchased my ticket and they raised the prices so get your tickets now in case they raise them again! I think it was a $10 increase.
givesmevoice
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Well I was wondering why the tickets were listed as $73 when I went to buy one just now. That's kind of a ****ty move on their part.
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TheGingerBreadMan
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Wow! FANTASTIC casting! So excited to see Laura and Santino back together, I loved them in Cinderella.
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Mr. Nowack
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What a knockout cast. I really wish I could see this!
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bwaylyric
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Gen admission tickets went up to $79 or you could get the $149 reserved premium seats.
Rinaldo
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I won't be able to make the trip, unfortunately, but the star casting sounds great!

I do have questions about who's playing what among the others -- does anyone know? Andrew Kennan-Bolger could probably still get away with Tommy in a staged production, but I assume he's Marcellus? Mary Testa is Mrs. Shinn and Heather MacRae Mrs. Paroo? But if Laura Osnes is Marian, what on earth are Alexandra Silber and Jill Paice doing? They're both great, but there's only one ingenue soprano role in the show -- my wisecrack to myself is that one is Zaneeta and the other Amaryllis, but I suppose in reality they'll be among the Pickalittle ladies? -- Alma and Ethel, for instance.

Updated On: 7/9/14 at 06:22 PM
somethingbypuccini 2
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I was wondering about casting too. Is this a concert production of The Music Man a la Encores, or will this be more like The Transport Group's Baby Concert, where different performers all sang different songs?
lauren9739
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The casting would make more sense if it was just different performers singing all the songs, but I would rather a concert version of the show with each performer cast in one role. But I'll take what I can get.
brldisteach2
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Andrew Keenan Bolger was joking on Facebook about playing Winthrop, but I'm guessing he's really playing Marcellus or Tommy. Though, it is a concert, so maybe he wasn't joking?
KathyNYC2
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The article did note that complete casting will come later..so it's still possible to get a few kids here for Winthrop and Amaryllis.