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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#51
Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:49pm
If Hugh only wanted to do 7 shows like Bette did, Jeremy Jordan would be a great alternate Harold.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:55pm

I could believe Osnes and Cott being a part of this. 

The roll out of this is very reminiscent of "The Greatest Showman." Jackman posted the first teaser on his Instagram and then captioned it, "You're up next Zac Efron!" You'd go to Zac's Instagram page and it would point you to Zendaya, then Zendaya to Keala, etc.

Maybe that's what this is? Jackman, then Osnes takes her lead, Cott bounces off her....

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:55pm
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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#54
Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:55pm
I don't see Mockingbird closing by the end of the year so this can take the Shubert. It should really go into the Broadway or possibly The Lunt if Tina isn't going in there.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 4:55pm

Yawn.

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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#56
Posted: 3/12/19 at 5:04pm
Who would Cott be playing though? He seems a bit too leading man for Marcellus
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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#57
Posted: 3/12/19 at 5:20pm
With Rudin producing, this will be in a Shubert house so the Lunt-Fontaine would be off the table. I still say this would be a contender for next spring at the Shubert, even though Mockingbird is selling extremely well, I believe a lot of the longevity of the run will have to do with Jeff Daniels’s contract length and other commitments. Dolly was also doing great business when it closed and could have kept running and Rudin still decided to close it, so I could see a similar situation with Mockingbird. If not, depending on the size of the production, it could take the Broadway, as I’m sure Kong will be shuttered by this time next year. Or, depending on how Ain’t Too Proud fares, we could see it at the Imperial as well. A fun option considering Jackman did Boy From Oz there back in 2003-2004. I would say those three would be the top contenders, theater-wise.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 5:30pm

And confirmation that Laura is not in fact cast

https://twitter.com/lauraosnes/status/1105581429143097344?s=21

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 5:43pm
Tina IS going to the Lunt.
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Posted: 3/12/19 at 5:47pm

What about Lauren Ambrose as Marian?

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:05pm

Back Row said: "What about Lauren Ambrose as Marian?"

No.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:14pm

LesWickedly said: "And confirmation that Laura is not in fact cast

https://twitter.com/lauraosnes/status/1105581429143097344?s=21
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Please explain how that's confirmation that she is not cast...

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:20pm

She used the praise hands for a dream cast post, implying she hoped she’d get to do it. If that’s not enough, here’s legit confirmation from her:

https://twitter.com/lauraosnes/status/1105593765429940225?s=21

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:34pm

Well Im so down for this. 

 

In terms of theatre, I agree with the above poster that the Broadway, Shubert, and Imperial are top 3 although minus the broadway I think the others could very well still be occupied. And until its confirmed, I could see this at The Lunt as well. Tina could play anywhere right now until we know. Some people were saying Girl From North Country would for sure be there this spring and that did not happen. A lot of people saying Frankie and Johnnie would be at the Belasco. Of course they may have all been true at some point but my point is plans can change. The Lunt would be perfect for this I think and a great theatre to make some $$

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:35pm

barcelona20 said: "Back Row said: "What about Lauren Ambrose as Marian?"

No.
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And the reason you're so dismissive? 

 

I just went down the list of qualifications (Can she sing? Can she act? Is she the right age to play opposite Hugh Jackman? Does she look like she would have an Irish mother?) and her name popped into my head. Frankly, you can't check all the boxes with some of the names that have been brought up. Another name might be  Sierra Boggess. And with all the complaints that Kelli O'Hara is sometimes miscast, this seems to be a perfect role for her. A lot of possibilities, and I thought Lauren Ambrose might be one. 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:40pm

Mike Barrett, Scott Rudin works exclusively with the Shuberts. The Lunt is a Nederlander house so it wouldn’t go there and Tina is all but confirmed for it. If Mockingbird is stil doing well, I wonder if Rudin would consider moving it to a smaller house and having Music Man in the Shubert as I can really only picture it there. As others have said if not the Shubert then the Imperial seems perfect. 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:48pm

LesWickedly said: "She used the praise hands for a dream cast post, implying she hoped she’d get to do it. If that’s not enough, here’s legit confirmation from her:

https://twitter.com/lauraosnes/status/1105593765429940225?s=21
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Now THAT is confirmation. Hugh Jackman in The Music Man

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 6:52pm

LesWickedly said: "Mike Barrett, Scott Rudin works exclusively with the Shuberts. The Lunt is a Nederlander house so it wouldn’t go there and Tina is all but confirmedfor it. If Mockingbird is stil doing well, I wonder if Rudin would consider moving it to a smaller house and having Music Man in the Shubert as I can really only picture it there. As others have said if not the Shubert then the Imperial seems perfect."

Ah, my apologies, I was not aware. I agree the Shubert is perfect. Maybe if they can get Daniels to extend to the end of February than take the show on tour? Without Daniels of course but Im sure they could get a strong lead for a big tour. I think it hinges of if it wins best play or not. If it does I can see it running thru summer 2020 easily. But maybe Im a bit naive. 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 7:01pm

Hugh is set to start filming a new movie called REMINISCENCE in late October. It is an action thriller/sci-fi/drama which will reunite him with GREATEST SHOWMAN co-star Rebecca Ferguson. Given the genre, it may take a few months to film. If it slips into January, will there be time to rehearse and preview the revival in time for the TONY cutoff of early April?

 

 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 7:05pm

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

Here we go, yet again !

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 7:14pm

I'm not an artist but expect to see this three panel strip:

Panel One:  Mr. Hill!  We need to see your papers.

Panel Two: SNIKT!

Panel Three:  We don't need to see your papers. We got enough trouble, as you said.

 

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 7:55pm

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

Well, it only took until page two. Congrats.

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Posted: 3/12/19 at 8:01pm

bk said: "ChildofEarth said: "If we are to go on these tweets and this is the main cast...this is overwhelmingly white."

Well, it only took until page two. Congrats.
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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#74
Posted: 3/12/19 at 8:12pm

I’ve heard from a usually reliable source that they do have a Marian cast, and that it is Sutton Foster.

But I am taking it with a massive grain of salt because that casting seems remarkably wrong to me.

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Updated On: 3/12/19 at 08:12 PM
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Hugh Jackman in The Music Man#75
Posted: 3/12/19 at 8:14pm

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

That moved quickly!
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How involved do you imagine setting up an Instagram account to be?