Hugh Jackman in The Music Man

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 10:51am

Honestly, I'm so excited!

I really love The Music Man, and I'm such a fan of Jackman. 

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 10:52am
"A leading New York stage star who has been absent from Broadway for the last few years is believed to be on board to play Marian and will be confirmed in the coming weeks."

Sooo.... I am just throwing this out there as someone I would personally love to see in this and kinda fits the above but.... what about Megan Hilty?
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 10:56am

Scarlet Leigh said: ""A leading New York stage star who has been absent from Broadway for the last few years is believed to be on board to play Marian and will be confirmed in the coming weeks."

Sooo.... I am just throwing this out there as someone I would personally love to see in this and kinda fits the above but.... what about Megan Hilty?
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I said this in the last page!!! This came to my mind first to be honest. 

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 10:59am
I also had Megan Hilty in mind.
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:02am

I love Hilty and think she's fabulously talented and would make a great Marian, but she's not a "leading stage star," if we're going by that blind item. 

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:02am

I love Hilty and think she's fabulously talented and would make a great Marian, but she's not a "leading stage star," if we're going by that blind item. 

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:04am

theatretenor2 said: "Sharona, She doesn't fit the messaging of a broadway star who hasn't been on Broadway in a few years."

I realize that. I was just wondering since I really enjoyed her performance in DC and I posted that prior to reading the post that you referenced.  

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:11am

Kad said: "I love Hilty and think she's fabulously talented and would make a great Marian, but she's not a "leading stage star," if we're going by that blind item."

I think Hilty would sell well alongside Hugh Jackman however. I do agree though Sutton is more of a "leading stage star". But they could fit Hilty in that bag too. It'll be exciting either way. 

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:13am

NO THANKS.  Besides the fact that he will be boring in the show and we know exactly how he'll oversing it, let's not forget he is good friends with the Trumps and continues to give them all a pass and turn a blind eye to the things this administration is doing.  

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:13am

theatretenor2 said: "Well, it's definitely not Audra.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-jackman-lead-broadway-revival-music-man-1194075?fbclid=IwAR3arN0NiGypSfaT4s9a6OHvtJN3Amg37ZGI9E1pgat8lE7uITRz1yPUMGs


"A leading New York stage star who has been absent from Broadway for the last few years is believed to be on board to play Marian and will be confirmed in the coming weeks."

Kristin Chenoweth?
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I heard Chenoweth sing 'Till There Was You' once in a concert, and I thought she did an incredible version.  I think she would be great.  Since Jackman and Chenoweth are the same age, that would work.  Might even make the story more believable (vs. a Hill who is 20 years older than Marian, which I have seen a couple of times.

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:15am

Sutton's gonna mix-belt the end of My White Knight the same way that she ended "A-ny-thing Go-hooooooes!" (and then she and Mrs. Paroo break into a tap number).

(I WISH)

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 11:39am

Jarethan said: "theatretenor2 said: "Well, it's definitely not Audra.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-jackman-lead-broadway-revival-music-man-1194075?fbclid=IwAR3arN0NiGypSfaT4s9a6OHvtJN3Amg37ZGI9E1pgat8lE7uITRz1yPUMGs


"A leading New York stage star who has been absent from Broadway for the last few years is believed to be on board to play Marian and will be confirmed in the coming weeks."

Kristin Chenoweth?
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I heard Chenoweth sing 'Till There Was You' once in a concert, and I thought she did an incredible version. I think she would be great. Since Jackman and Chenoweth are the same age, that would work. Might even make the story more believable (vs. a Hill who is 20 years older than Marian, which I have seen a couple of times.
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There’s just one problem. Kristin already played Marion opposite Matthew Broderick

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 12:40pm

Jarethan said: "theatretenor2 said: "Well, it's definitely not Audra.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/hugh-jackman-lead-broadway-revival-music-man-1194075?fbclid=IwAR3arN0NiGypSfaT4s9a6OHvtJN3Amg37ZGI9E1pgat8lE7uITRz1yPUMGs


"A leading New York stage star who has been absent from Broadway for the last few years is believed to be on board to play Marian and will be confirmed in the coming weeks."

Kristin Chenoweth?
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I heard Chenoweth sing 'Till There Was You' once in a concert, and I thought she did an incredible version. I think she would be great. Since Jackman and Chenoweth are the same age, that would work. Might even make the story more believable (vs. a Hill who is 20 years older than Marian, which I have seen a couple of times.
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But if Marian is more of Hill's age (or just older in general) - that would be a real age stretch between Marian and Winthrop.

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 1:02pm

There is always going to be an awkward age gap between Marian and Winthrop, unless Marian is, like, 18. 

"...everyone finally shut up, and the audience could enjoy the beginning of the Anatevka Pogram in peace."
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 1:03pm

Mike Barrett said: "I think Hilty would sell well alongside Hugh Jackman however."

They could pull a homeless person off the street, cast her as Marian, and it wouldn't impact the Box Office at all. This is the Hugh Jackman show, and everyone else is just a bonus. Sort of like Dolly: everyone else was talented, and David Hyde Pierce has some fans, but Bette Midler playing that role was the reason people went to see it.

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 1:17pm

BwayLB said: "
I heard Chenoweth sing 'Till There Was You' once in a concert, and I thought she did an incredible version. I think she would be great. Since Jackman and Chenoweth are the same age, that would work. Might even make the story more believable (vs. a Hill who is 20 years older than Marian, which I have seen a couple of times."

There’s just one problem. Kristin already played Marion opposite Matthew Broderick
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Yes, the one problem was Broderick who was lifeless and uncharming and totally not Harold Hill.  

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 1:33pm

I think I would have been more exciting to hear that he was cast in a Broadway bound Magic Mike.

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 1:48pm

BritCrit said: "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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Seems like he'll be able to handle it.... :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk3l05_XveA#action=share

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:13pm

I was hoping Jessie Mueller, but she has not been "missing". 

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:19pm
Am I the only one who just...doesn’t...want a revival?

“We want original works!!!”

“Yay Music Man revival!!!”

Make up your mind!
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:24pm

theaterlyfe19 said: "Am I the only one who just...doesn’t...want a revival?

“We want original works!!!”

“Yay Music Man revival!!!”

Make up your mind!
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It’s possible to want more than one thing. 

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:30pm
Just for fun, or something else?

https://twitter.com/nikkireneesings/status/1105885860677992450
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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:31pm

My vote is for Ruthie Ann Miles! 

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:32pm

ggersten said: "BwayLB said: "
I heard Chenoweth sing 'Till There Was You' once in a concert, and I thought she did an incredible version. I think she would be great. Since Jackman and Chenoweth are the same age, that would work. Might even make the story more believable (vs. a Hill who is 20 years older than Marian, which I have seen a couple of times."

There’s just one problem. Kristin already played Marion opposite Matthew Broderick
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Yes, the one problem was Broderick who was lifeless and uncharming and totally not Harold Hill.
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Actually I liked that version of the Music Man

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Posted: 3/13/19 at 2:41pm

TheSassySam said: "My vote is for Ruthie Ann Miles!"

THIS!