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The Music Man - 1965 - Off-Broadway

From a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

You don't want to miss meeting the fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill (starring Marriott favorite Bernie Yvon), as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy's band he vows to organize - despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen. Come join the townspeople of River City in this wonderful slice of Americana as they perform such hummable tunes as "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana," "Wells Fargo Wagon," "Ya Got Trouble" and "Till There Was You."


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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Today, Goodspeed Musicals Executive Director Michael Gennaro announced programming for the Tony Award-winning theatera??s 2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
The Washington Post has reported on the ways in which the life and economy of New York City hinges upon bringing Broadway back, and how Broadway cannot be brought back until New York City reaches a point of economic and social normalcy in the midst of a global pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2020
The Great American Songbook Foundation is honoring singer-songwriter Peggy Lee and The Music Man creator Meredith Willson as the 2020 inductees to its Great American Songbook Hall of Fame.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2020
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by BWW Prompts - Sep 4, 2020
Today we asked our readers to share the Broadway tune that cheers them up to build a fan-picked playlist!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 3, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
BroadwayHD has announced its September lineup!
by BWW Staff - Sep 28, 2020
Deadline extended! BroadwayWorld announced that by popular demand, the deadline to BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE SEASON 2 has been extended to September 28 at midnight. Join our online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2020
Today's top stories: Steven Spielberg's West Side Story film is delayed until next year, The Met cancels its 2020-21 season, Betty Buckley releases a music video, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020
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by Student Blogger: Maya Mehrara - Sep 21, 2020
I truly cana??t remember going a single day of my life without singing. Performing has always just been a part of my life.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
The digital day of auctions, meet-and-greets and theatrical treasure hunting raised a spectacular $316,282 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
Tony and Grammy Award-winner John Lloyd Young returns to The Space in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 3 with John Lloyd Young's Broadway, an intimate and unforgettable evening of Broadway favorites and classic showtunes. While we await he big night, we're getting inside John's head as he counts down ten Broadway performances that have excited, entertained, and inspired him throughout his life and career!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
The Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction goes online for the first time today, Sunday, September 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Vanessa Hudgens has sent social media into a frenzy by uploading her own rendition of the WAP dance on TikTok.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
State Theatre New Jersey announces Broadway Online Trivia Night, hosted by actress Kathryn Boswell on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7pm EST. Proceeds raised support State Theatre's Community Engagement programs. A minimum donation of $5 allows patrons to participate in the trivia challenge. To sign up for Trivia Night, go to  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2020
The greatest creators of Broadway musicals know how best to wrap up an Act- in a major way. Some of the most hummable, memorable tunes in the musical theatre canon happen just before intermission, leaving an impression that sparks interest and anticipation for the show's conclusion.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Broadway just got a little bit brighter! The marquee for The Music Man is now up at the Winter Garden Theatre. Starring two-time Tony Award®, Grammy Award®, and Emmy Award®-winning star Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, and also starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, preview performances will begin on April 7, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Sep 16, 2020
Entries now open! BroadwayWorld announced today the launch of BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records! Inspired by your favorite network TV singing contests, the site is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
A slate of celebrated Broadway stars will be offering exclusive one-on-one video chats during the virtual version of the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction this Sunday, September 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
Cutting Ball Theater presents the virtual World Premiere of Utopia, a wildly inventive new work by Obie Award winning playwright Charles L. Mee.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The biggest day for Broadway fans is going virtual for the first time in the event's history when the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction returns on Sunday, September 20, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
After opening the season digitally with the critically-acclaimed solo show Feast. (streaming now through September 20), the Know presents Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!, a brand-new, live, and in-person outdoor theatrical experience.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
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by Student Blogger: Gillian Lintz - Jul 29, 2020
These shows are important and necessary, but are unfortunately often not performed or are greatly censored in high schools, and even some colleges. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre invites you to come and enjoy an evening filled with a positive, uplifting transformation that takes place in America at the turn of the century in Meredith Wilson's a?oeThe Music Man.a?? 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2020
Maine State Music Theatre is selling show-themed gelato to help raise funds for the future of the theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 7, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2020
The Muny recently announced details of its historic, free, live online variety show. The show began on Monday, July 20, and will be presented each consecutive Monday through August 17. The Muny Summer 2020 Variety Hour Live can be seen at 8:15 p.m. CST.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Aug 29, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020
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by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 23, 2020
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by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2020
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by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2020
Hugh Jackman recently appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Jackman revealed that he has been taking the Zoom dance classes offered by the Broadway Dance Center.
by TV News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Join the Adderley School for an intimate, uninterrupted hour with Ben Platt and James Corden, August 23, 8 PM CST / 6 PM PST Proceeds will benefit the Adderley School Foundation... Empowering All Kids & Spreading Joy.