Hugh Jackman to star in The Music Man on Broadway, produced by Scott Rudin
Hugh Jackman to star in The Music Man on Broadway, produced by Scott Rudin

Hugh Jackman is Returning to Broadway as Harold Hill in The Music Man

The revival, slated to start previews on Sept. 9, 2020, before opening on Oct. 22, is being produced by Scott Rudin and will play at a Shubert Theatre to be announced. Additional casting, including an announcement of who will be starring opposite Jackman as Marian, will be announced soon.

Jackman made his Broadway debut in 2003 in The Boy From Oz. Since then, he has gone on to perform in three other Broadway productions: A Steady Rain, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, and 2014’s The River.

“The idea of bringing The Music Man back to Broadway has been lurking in the back of my brain for a long time, maybe even for 35 years,” Jackman said in a statement. “When Scott Rudin called me with that very idea, I was floored. To finally be doing this is a huge thrill.”

“There is just no way to accurately describe the level of excitement I feel about the opportunity to present Hugh in what I think is the best role ever written for an actor in all of Broadway musical theater,” Rudin said in the press release.

The Music Man creative team will bring back the designers behind Hello, Dolly!, including director Jerry Zaks and choreographer Warren Carlyle. Joining Zaks and Carlyle will be set and costume designer Santo Loquasto, lighting designer Natasha Katz and sound designer Scott Lehrer. Jonathan Tunick and Patrick Vaccariello round out The Music Man’s creative team as orchestrator and musical director.

Originally produced in 1957, The Music Man has had two previous Broadway revivals.