The Music Man

Ages: 12+
Opened: March 16, 1961

The Music Man - 1961 - West End History , Info & More

Adelphi Theatre
Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R 0NS, United Kingdom London WC2R ONS

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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Rock Island
Iowa Stubborn
Piano Lesson
If You Don't Mind My Saying So
Goodnight, My Someone
Seventy Six Trombones
The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl
Pick-a-Little, Talk-a-Little
Goodnight Ladies
Marian the Librarian
My White Knight
The Wells Fargo Wagon
It's You
Lida Rose
Will I Ever Tell You
Gary, Indiana
Till There Was You
I Found a Horseshoe
You Don't Have to Kiss Me Goodnight
Rasmussin's Law
Rock Island
Iowa Stubborn
Ya Got Trouble
Piano Lesson/If You Don't Mind My Saying So
Good Night My Someone
Seventy-Six Trombones
Ice Cream/Sincere
Pick-a-little, Talk-a-Little/ Good Night, Ladies
Marian The Librarian
My White Knight
Wells Fargo Wagon
It's You
Lida Rose
Will I Ever Tell You?
Gary, Indiana
Till There Was You
The Music Man has had 11 productions including Broadway which opened in 1957, Broadway which opened in 1957, West End which opened in 1961, which opened in 1965, Off-Broadway which opened in 1965, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 2000, Broadway which opened in 2000, Washington, DC (Regional) which opened in 2019 and Broadway which opened in 2022.



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