STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's Star-Studded THE MUSIC MAN Concert!
Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more starred in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN last week. Hosted by Joe Iconis, the evening included 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman. Check out highlights below!
Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada, Jessica Hershberg, Jonathan Hammond, Bob Stillman, Bob Walton, Jason SweetTooth Williams, Richard Costa, Robert Lenzi, Michael Di Liberto, Bob DuSold,Diane Findlay, Jim Fyfe, Jim Hindman, Danette Holden, Tina Johnson, and Susan Blair Ross join the previously announced Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Alexandra Silber, Mary Testa, Jill Paice, Heather Mac Rae, Jeffry Denman, Stanley Bahorek, and David Greenspan.
One of America's most cherished musicals, The Music Man follows con man Harold Hill as he tries to dupe the citizens of River City, Iowa with false promises of a boys' band. But when the town's beautiful yet hopelessly stubborn librarian catches Harold's eye, this town suddenly becomes harder to skip. A beloved story of morality, deceit, humor and romance, The Music Man has been a parading across the stage for over 50 years. For one night only Transport Group brings together dozens of today's top Broadway talents to sing this triumph of a score.
The Music Man is the hit 1957 musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Opening in on December 19th at The Majestic Theatre, the show became a hit, winning five Tony Awards including Best Musical, and running for 1,375 performances. The original production starred Barbara CookandRobert Preston. Preston reprised his role in the 1962 film version alongside movie-musical star Shirley Jones. Since it's original production, The Music Man has remained one of the most popular titles regionally and has seen two Broadway revivals in 1980 & 2000, and a TV adaptation.