The production will begin previews on Broadway on the 9th September.

Additional casting for the upcoming revival of The Music Man, directed by Jerry Zaks, has been announced.

Joining the previously announced Hugh Jackman as Harold Hill and Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo will be: Jayne Houdyshell, Jefferson Mays , Marie Mullen and Shuler Hensley.

When con-man Harold Hill arrives in the Iowa town called River City, he urges the townsfolk to start a band. However, while he plans on running away with the profits what he doesn’t count on is meeting a librarian named Marian Paroo…

Jayne Houdyshell (Mrs. Shinn) has appeared on Broadway in productions such as King Lear, A Doll’s House and The Humans. She is also set to appear in Greta Gerwig’s upcoming film adaptation of Little Women.

Jefferson Mays recent credits include leading a one-man portrayal of A Christmas Carol and appearing in the Netflix film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Marie Mullen (Mrs. Paroo) won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Beauty Queen of Leenane, while Shuler Hensley (Marcellus Washburn) recently completed his run in the Broadway production of The Ferryman.

Having originally debuted in 1957, The Music Man won five Tony Awards including best musical and best actor in a musical for Robert Preston’s portrayal of Hill. It was then transformed into a film, going on to be nominated for six Academy Awards. This new revival is directed by four time Tony award winner Jerry Zaks and features choreography by Warren Carlyle.

The Music Man will open for previews on Broadway from the 9th September.

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