Hugh Jackman in The Music Man

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:19pm
I find Osnes incredibly boring, but I’m still excited for this production. Seeing Hugh attached makes me think it’ll be much more like Dolly than Carousel (star vehicle=better production values/more quality time spent on making it good).

When do we think the theatre and casting will be announced? With Osnes hinting it should be sooner rather than later.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:27pm

Osnes is compelling in anything that she's in.  I just wish they could have picked a more interesting show. Hugh only gets so many shots on Broadway.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:27pm

Itonlytakesajourney said: "I find Osnes incredibly boring, but I’m still excited for this production. Seeing Hugh attached makes me think it’ll be much more like Dolly than Carousel (star vehicle=better production values/more quality time spent on making it good).

When do we think the theatre and casting will be announced? With Osnes hinting it should be sooner rather than later.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:30pm
Can we get an lovely older actress alongside Hugh, though? Someone like Kelli O'Hara? I'd prefer someone whose playing age isn't 17-25.

Also, I hope Zaks directs. Keep O'Brien far away from everything.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:31pm
I would have loved to have seen Kate Baldwin do this. She deserves a nice, high profile leading role.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:34pm
Corey Cott retweeted Laura’s tweet and said “Gary, Indiana.” This keeps getting better and better
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:34pm

https://twitter.com/naponacott/status/1105542706930028545?s=21

Corey must be playing Winthrop! This just shows Laura knows nothing. She’s done this before, try and excite fans but really has no involvement. 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:38pm
Love the Kate Baldwin idea! She’d be amazing!
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:40pm

Call_me_jorge said: "Love the Kate Baldwin idea! She’d be amazing!"

 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:41pm

Agh, Kate Baldwin or Betsy Wolfe would have been amazing.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:45pm

This role is a natural for Hugh. Right age, roughness of voice, personality to charm everybody, a winning way with kids, still handsome and romantic to win over Marion and her Mum.

Every tune is a winner, some delicious characters, powerhouse dancing ensemble and Tommy and mayors daughter, great frivilious[?] costumes with a simple, feel good story.

I want to invest[if only].

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:51pm

Laura is a such a boring choice for this, plus I want someone with a more robust tone. Kate Baldwin would have been PERFECT. I need someone who can actually sing the end of My White Knight in FULL voice.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:53pm

bjh2114 said: "Laura is a such a boring choice for this, plus I want someone with a more robust tone. Kate Baldwin would have been PERFECT. I need someone who can actually sing the end of My White Knight in FULL voice."

 

Laura always performs sweetly and sings nice but she's a boring actress and always plays it the same.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:55pm

bjh2114 said: "Laura is a such a boring choice for this, plus I want someone with a more robust tone. Kate Baldwin would have been PERFECT. I need someone who can actually sing the end of My White Knight in FULL voice."

Was just going to say the same thing. Lest we forget that this role needs someone with a legit soprano 

 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:55pm

Completely agree. Laura has a very pretty voice! Would the songs sound nice with her singing them? Sure! Would they sound impressive? Unlikely.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:58pm
https://twitter.com/coltonthewizard/status/1105555411292340224?s=21
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:02pm
I really hope it’s not Laura Osnes. Plus I can’t imagine they’d let her tweet about it if it was.

My pick for Marian would be Laura Benanti! Jessie Mueller would be a close second.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:02pm
You can stop saying “would have been” it’s not like Laura has been cast.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:03pm

Ok but I want to dream-cast the rest of the show:

Marcellus –– James Monroe Iglehart (and then he can take over as Harold after Hugh leaves)
Mayor Shinn –– John Larroquette
Eulalie Shinn –– Julie White
Mrs. Paroo –– Joanna Gleason
Winthrop/Amaryllis/Tommy/Zaneeta –– I couldn't care less

Also:  Shubert after Mockingbird?

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:04pm

If we are to go on these tweets and this is the main cast...this is overwhelmingly white.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:07pm

Hugh's tour ends early September 2019. I think this would start late spring/summer 2020.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:19pm

Is this what is closing DEH?!???!!! 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:19pm

Very exciting!  I have tickets to see him on tour in San Jose and The Hollywood Bowl.  

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:24pm

I'm ready!  Will see Mr. Jackman's show on the West Coast in the near future, and then off to NYC for "Music Man".  

I'm rather partial to this international version of "Lida Rose".

 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:35pm

Wish it was the KC production, but Hugh will be perfect! I would die of happiness if it's Osnes!