Hugh Jackman Takes the Starring Role In 'The Music Man' Revival

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Hugh Jackman is returning to Broadway in 2020 because the star The Music Man, producer Scott Rudin introduced right this moment.

Jackman will play the function Pressor Harold Hill within the latest model this Meredith Wilson basic.  The villain was popularized by the late Robert Preston within the present’s authentic Broadway run.

Jerry Zaks will direct the newest incarnation The Music Man, with choreography from Warren Carlyle.  Performances will start in September 2020, and the ficial open set is slated for October 22, 2020.

Of course, Jackman is not any stranger to musicals.

He starred within the 2012 huge display screen adaptation Les Miserables and received a Tony Award again in 2004 for The Boy From Oz.

No different casting roles have been introduced but, with producers confirming they are going to be introduced “quickly.”

Jackman says The Music Man holds a particular place in his coronary heart as the primary musical he was ever a component , manner again in 1983.

“I used to be at Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia. I used to be one the touring salesmen, and I feel I can really (nearly) do not forget that unforgettable opening quantity! That was most likely the second when the magic theater was born in me.”

“The thought bringing ‘The Music Man’ again to Broadway has been lurking within the again my mind for a very long time, perhaps even for 35 years, and when Scott Rudin known as me with that very thought, I used to be floored. To lastly be doing this can be a enormous thrill.”

Producer Scott Rudin says he’s thrilled to be working with Jackman in what he considers to be “the perfect function ever written for an actor in all Broadway musical theater.”

The Music Man initially debuted on Broadway on December 19th, 1957. The present went on to win 5 Tony Awards, together with Best Musical and ran for 1,375 performances.