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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 PrestonHarold Hill
David BurnsMayor Shinn
Barbara CookMarian Paroo
Pert KeltonMrs. Paroo
Pamela AbbottResident of River City
Joan BowmanResident of River City
Elisabeth BudaResident of River City
Danny CarrollTommy Djilas
Alice CliftResident of River City
Ronn CumminsResident of River City
Nancy DavisResident of River City
Babs DelmoreResident of River City
Robert EvansTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Martha FlynnMrs. Squires
Resident of River City
James GannonTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Russell GoodwinTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Penny Ann GreenResident of River City
Janet HayesResident of River City
Eddie HodgesWinthrop Paroo
Robert HowardTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Peter LeedsResident of River City
Robert LennTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Vernon LusbyTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Lynda LynchResident of River City
Jacqueline MariaResident of River City
Bob MarianoResident of River City
Pat MarianoResident of River City
Gary MenteerResident of River City
Peggy MondoEthel Toffelmier
Resident of River City
Carl NicholasConductor
Constable Locke
Resident of River City
Hal NormanTraveling Salesman
Resident of River City
Tom PankoResident of River City
Marilyn PoudrierResident of River City
Helen RaymondEulalie Mackecknie Shinn
Paul ReedCharlie Cowell
Vern ReedJacey Squires
Quartet
Adnia RiceAlma Hix
Marie SantellaResident of River City
John SharpeResident of River City
Al SheaEwart Dunlop
Quartet
Marilyn SiegelAmaryllis
Bill SpangenbergOlin Britt
Quartet
Elaine SwannMaud Dunlop
Resident of River City
Gerald TeijeloResident of River City
Barbara TravisGracie Shinn
Wayne WardOliver Hix
Quartet
Babs WardenResident of River City
Marlys WattersResident of River City
Vernon WendorfResident of River City
Barbara WilliamsResident of River City
Roy WilsonResident of River City
Iggie WolfingtonMarcellus Washburn
Dusty WorrallZaneeta 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
winner 1958 Award [recipient] 
  Eddie Hodges
music by Meredith Willson; lyrics by Meredith Willson
ACT 1 Sung By
Rock IslandCharlie Cowell and Traveling Salesmen
Iowa StubbornTownspeople of River City
(Ya Got) TroubleHarold Hill and Townspeople
Piano LessonMarian Paroo, Mrs. Paroo and Amaryllis
Goodnight, My SomeoneMarian Paroo
Seventy Six TrombonesHarold Hill, Boys and Girls
SincereOlin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet) and Jacey Squires (Quartet)
The Sadder-But-Wiser GirlHarold Hill and Marcellus Washburn
PickalittleEulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix, Mrs. Squires and Ladies of River City
Goodnight LadiesOlin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet) and Jacey Squires (Quartet)
Marian The LibrarianHarold Hill, Boys and Girls
My White KnightMarian Paroo
The Wells Fargo WagonWinthrop Paroo and Townspeople
ACT 2 Sung By
It's YouOlin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet), Jacey Squires (Quartet), Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn, Maud Dunlop, Ethel Toffelmier, Alma Hix and Mrs. Squires
ShipoopiMarcellus 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 RoseOlin Britt (Quartet), Oliver Hix (Quartet), Ewart Dunlop (Quartet) and Jacey Squires (Quartet)
Will I Ever Tell You?Marian Paroo
Gary, IndianaWinthrop Paroo
It's You (Reprise) Townspeople, Boys and Girls
Till There Was YouMarian 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
FinaleEntire Company