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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 [See More]
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
Scenic Design by Howard Bay; Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois; Lighting Design by Howard Bay; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann
General Manager: Max Allentuck; Company Manager: Milton Pollack
Production Stage Manager: Henri Caubisens; Stage Manager: Herman Magidson
Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus
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
winner 1958 Award [recipient]
Eddie Hodges
music by Meredith Willson; lyrics by Meredith Willson
ACT 1 Sung 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 2 Sung 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
   
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