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The Music Man   

 
Majestic Theatre , (12/19/1957 - 10/22/1960)
Broadway Theatre , (10/24/1960 - 4/15/1961)
First Preview: Total Previews:
Opening Date:Dec 19, 1957   
Closing Date:Apr 15, 1961 Total Performances:1375

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical comedy in two acts and sixteen scenes
Setting: River City, Iowa. 1912.


Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the Magoro Operating Corporation
Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Herbert Greene; Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
Book by Meredith Willson; Music by Meredith Willson; Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; Music orchestrated by Don Walker; Dance arrangements by Laurence Rosenthal; Musical Director: Herbert Greene; Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene; Additional orchestrations by Sidney Fine, Irwin Kostal, Seymour Ginzler and Walter Eiger
Staged by Morton Da Costa; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant to Mr. Da Costa: Robert Merriman; Assistant to Ms. White: Tom Panko
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Assistant to Mr. Bay: Ralph Holmes; Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Pollack
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Rubin
Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus; Assistant Conductor: Ben Steinberg
General Press Representative: Arthur Cantor, Ted Goldsmith and Abner D. Klipstein; Production Associate: Sylvia Drulie; Technician: Sammy Knapp; Casting: Vaughan Bellaver
Cast
Robert Preston Harold Hill
David Burns Mayor Shinn
Barbara Cook Marian Paroo
Pert Kelton Mrs. Paroo
Pamela Abbott Resident of River City
Joan Bowman Resident of River City
Elisabeth Buda Resident of River City
Danny Carroll Tommy Djilas
Alice Clift Resident of River City
Ronn Cummins Resident of River City
Nancy Davis Resident of River City
Babs Delmore Resident of River City
Robert Evans Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Martha Flynn Mrs. Squires
Resident of River City
James Gannon Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Russell Goodwin Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Penny Ann Green Resident of River City
Janet Hayes Resident of River City
Eddie Hodges Winthrop Paroo
Robert Howard Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Peter Leeds Resident of River City
Robert Lenn Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Vernon Lusby Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Lynda Lynch Resident of River City
Jacqueline Maria Resident of River City
Bob Mariano Resident of River City
Pat Mariano Resident of River City
Gary Menteer Resident of River City
Peggy Mondo Ethel Toffelmier
Resident of River City
Carl Nicholas Conductor
Constable Locke
Resident of River City
Hal Norman Traveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Tom Panko Resident of River City
Marilyn Poudrier Resident of River City
Helen Raymond Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Paul Reed Charlie Cowell
Vern Reed Jacey Squires
Quartet
Adnia Rice Alma Hix
Marie Santella Resident of River City
John Sharpe Resident of River City
Al Shea Ewart Dunlop
Quartet
Marilyn Siegel Amaryllis
Bill Spangenberg Olin Britt
Quartet
Elaine Swann Maud Dunlop
Resident of River City
Gerald Teijelo Resident of River City
Barbara Travis Gracie Shinn
Wayne Ward Oliver Hix
Quartet
Babs Warden Resident of River City
Marlys Watters Resident of River City
Vernon Wendorf Resident of River City
Barbara Williams Resident of River City
Roy Wilson Resident of River City
Iggie Wolfington Marcellus Washburn
Dusty Worrall Zaneeta Shinn
Standby: Larry Douglas (Harold Hill)
Understudies: Martha Flynn (Alma Hix, Ethel Toffelmier, Maud Dunlop), Russell Goodwin (Oliver Hix), Robert Howard (Olin Britt), Robert Lenn (Ewart Dunlop), Lynda Lynch (Zaneeta Shinn), Bob Mariano (Winthrop Paroo), Pat Mariano (Gracie Shinn), Hal Norman (Charlie Cowell), Paul Reed (Marcellus Washburn, Mayor Shinn), Adnia Rice (Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Mrs. Paroo), Art Rubin (Jacey Squires), John Sharpe (Tommy Djilas), Barbara Travis (Amaryllis) and Marlys Watters (Marian Paroo)
Tony Award®
winner 1959 Best Stage Technician [winner]
Sammy Knapp
winner 1958 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Meredith Willson; Music by Meredith Willson; Lyrics by Meredith Willson; Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey; Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Herbert Greene; Produced in association with Frank Productions, Inc.
winner 1958 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Robert Preston
winner 1958 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
David Burns
 1958 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Iggie Wolfington
winner 1958 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Barbara Cook
winner 1958 Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Herbert Greene
 1958 Stage Technician [nominee]
Sammy Knapp
 1958 Best Director [nominee]
Staged by Morton Da Costa
Theatre World
nominee 1958 Award [recipient]
Eddie Hodges
ACT 1Sung By
Rock Island Charlie Cowell and Traveling Salesmen
Iowa Stubborn Townspeople of River City
(Ya Got) Trouble Harold Hill and Townspeople
Piano Lesson Marian Paroo, Mrs. Paroo and Amaryllis
Goodnight, My Someone Marian Paroo
Seventy Six Trombones Harold Hill, Boys and Girls
Sincere Olin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet) and Jacey Squires (Quartet)
The Sadder-But-Wiser Girl Harold Hill and Marcellus Washburn
Pickalittle Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires and Ladies of River City
Goodnight Ladies Olin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet) and Jacey Squires (Quartet)
Marian The Librarian Harold Hill, Boys and Girls
My White Knight Marian Paroo
The Wells Fargo Wagon Winthrop Paroo and Townspeople
ACT 2Sung By
It's You Olin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet), Jacey Squires (Quartet), Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix and Mrs. Squires
Shipoopi Marcellus Washburn, Harold Hill, Marian Paroo, Tommy Djilas, Zaneeta Shinn and Kids
Pickalittle (Reprise)Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires and Ladies
Lida Rose Olin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet) and Jacey Squires (Quartet)
Will I Ever Tell You? Marian Paroo
Gary, Indiana Winthrop Paroo
It's You (Reprise)Townspeople, Boys and Girls
Till There Was You Marian Paroo and Harold Hill
Seventy Six Trombones (Reprise)Harold Hill and Marian Paroo
Goodnight, My Someone (Reprise)Harold Hill and Marian Paroo
Till There Was You (Reprise)Harold Hill
Finale Entire Company