“The Music Man” has discovered its Marian, the librarian.
Sutton Foster, the two-time Tony Award winner, will star reverse Hugh Jackman within the upcoming revival of “The Music Man.” She is going to play Marian Paroo, a small-town librarian who’s initially resistant to Professor Harold Hill’s charms. It’s a job that was beforehand carried out by the legendary soprano likes of Barbara Cook dinner and Shirley Jones.
Foster credit embody “Totally Fashionable Millie,” “Something Goes,” “The Drowsy Chaperone,” “Little Ladies,” “Shrek The Musical,” and “Violet.” On tv, she’s appeared in “Youthful.” “The Music Man” will probably be her first Broadway present in six years.
The manufacturing, will probably be directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Scott Rudin is producing the present, which is able to start performances on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and formally open on Thursday, October 22, 2020. A venue has but to be introduced. The present will probably be a scorching ticket given Jackman’s star energy and audiences’ familiarity with the ebook, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson. The play follows Hill’s makes an attempt to drag a con on a small city by posing because the chief of a marching band.
In a press release, Foster appropriated some strains from considered one of Marian’s most well-known songs. “There have been bells on a hill however I by no means heard them ringing,” she stated. “No, I by no means heard them in any respect. Until there was Hugh.”