Hugh Jackman in The Music Man

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:14pm

Unless they pull off an Oklahoma, ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:14pm
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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#3
Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:17pm

I was hoping more for the Norm Lewis production to transfer from DC.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:18pm

Just to play devil's advocate, this could be for a movie and not a Broadway revival. It's just a picture of Harold Hill's suitcase, it doesn't say anything like "Broadway 2020."

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:20pm
I’m betting film
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:21pm

I agree w/MarkBearSF. I was hoping for the Norm Lewis production as well, but unfortunately, it's not w/Norm. I do hope they get Rosie ODonnell.  I told her that when I met her at the SD.  She said she was looking forward to get back on Bway. She was great as the Irish Mom.

So now all you seasoned Bway folks can tell me if Bway equity would allow a college marching band to perform 76 trombones as they did in Wash DC. Some tell me it's a union requirement that it be union musicians.  They did have an on-stage orch in Wash DC, but the Univ of Maryland marching band was a treat at the finale. 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:21pm

It is a Broadway revival.  Not a movie.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:26pm
I think this could be an interesting choice for Jackman’s next musical. There are plenty of similarities between Professor Hill and Jackman’s own P.T. Barnum. But whilst playing a charismatic huckster with a softer side will be incredibly easy for Jackman, songs like “Trouble” are some of the hardest in the musical genre. I will be interested to see if Jackman can pull them off...

“The Music Man” is not very well known over here in Britain, mostly due to the very American subject matter. I believe that a popular film or stage revival could give it the international success it deserves...
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:27pm

If it's a Broadway revival, I can see this being as big or bigger than Bette Midler in Hello Dolly!

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:27pm

Yes, it’s a Scott Rudin Broadway musical revival, as early as next season is correct!

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:28pm
The show already has an Instagram account @musicmanbway
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:33pm

starcatchers said: "The show already has an Instagram account @musicmanbway "

That moved quickly!

It wouldn’t surprise me if this is another Rudin revival. Like “Hello, Dolly!” it is a new version of a very American musical, centered on a big name who can bring in the Benjamins. Jackman will need an excellent supporting cast and a high quality stand-in, but I am confident this production will get both....

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:42pm
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:48pm

Hugh Jackman (with Laura Osnes as his Marian) in THE MUSIC MAN. This will be a monster hit just like Rudin's HELLO, DOLLY! with Bette!  I, for one, can't wait!  Hugh is electrifying on stage!

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:48pm
After Carousel and Oklahoma, you’d think they’d want to do something a little different with this property. Norm was great. I was hoping to see LMM, Daveed Diggs, Adam Jacobs, Darren Criss, or anyone with a little more edge for Harold. Or at least make Marian interesting. But alas...
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:54pm

Nobody sells tickets like Hugh. If he is indeed doing it on Broadway and this isn't some sick joke, this is gonna be BIG.

I'm more interested in who's directing/choreographing. Hugh Jackman works with Warren Carlyle a lot, but there are a ton of people who could do a great, joyous Music Man.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 2:55pm

The show has a website and social platforms

https://musicmanonbroadway.com/

They'll probably announce today at some point now that it's out there, right?

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:01pm

Any potential this is what Jeremy Jordan is a part of?

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:02pm

ucjrdude902 said: "Any potential this is what Jeremy Jordan is a part of?"

Don’t really see him as Marcellus but never know. Also based on the web design alone, you can tell it’s a Rudin production. 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:03pm
After Rudin's Carousel, I'm a little less excited for this. It could either go the route of Carousel or the route of Hello, Dolly! It's interesting that he'll have two musical revivals coming out at around the same time. Is it possible that West Side Story is dead?
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:05pm

ozjust4 said: "This is an interesting tweet.

https://twitter.com/LauraOsnes/status/1105538279653474304
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was hoping for Jessie Mueller but Laura’s pretty good too, i’m excited for this revival!

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:06pm

GeorgeandDot said: "After Rudin's Carousel, I'm a little less excited for this. It could either go the route of Carousel or the route of Hello, Dolly! It's interesting that he'll have two musical revivals coming out at around the same time. Is it possible that West Side Story is dead?"

I think West Side Story is still on, but may be delayed to avoid competing with the Spielberg version. No-one can win THAT battle...

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:13pm

BritCrit said: "I think West Side Story is still on, but may be delayed to avoid competing with the Spielberg version. No-one can win THAT battle..."

They're better off getting WEST SIDE up ASAP before the Spielberg version. Otherwise, they should wait til 2-3 years after the release. I wouldn't think Spielberg's would be released until, at the earliest, Summer 2020, and Ivo/Scott's West Side is scheduled to start previews in December 2019.

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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#24
Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:13pm
Rudin’s producing? Can’t wait to see “Sincere” in front of the curtain done at the Tonys!
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 3:14pm

Kad said: "Rudin’s producing? Can’t wait to see “Sincere” in front of the curtain done at the Tonys!"

I literally just spit out my water. LOL.