Photo: The Music Man
Tickets are now officially on sale (via telecharge.com) for the highly anticipated revival of “Meredith Willson’s The Music Man,” which will begin an open-ended run at the Winter Garden Theatre on December 20, with an official opening night set for February 10, 2022. Directed by Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Warren Carlyle, this beloved 1957 musical about a con man who tries to win over a small town in Iowa, will star Tony Award winners Hugh Jackman as Professor Harold Hill, Sutton Foster as Marian Paroo, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo and Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn.
The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced they will present three Special Tony Awards as part of the special Tony Awards ceremony on September 26. The honorees are The Broadway Advocacy Coalition, an arts-based advocacy nonprofit dedicated to building the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities to use storytelling to dismantle the systems that perpetuate racism, along with the shows “David Byrne’s American Utopia” and “Freestyle Love Supreme.” As previously reported, “American Utopia” will begin a new run at the St. James Theatre on September 17 and “Freestyle Love Supreme,” which was co-created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, will begin a limited run at the Booth Theatre on October 7.
Steppenwolf’s production of Tracy Letts’ acclaimed play “The Minutes,” to be directed by Anna D. Shapiro, will begin performances at Studio 54 in March 2022. The 90-minute work, which had previously been set to open at the Cort Theatre in March 2020, takes a hard look at the inner workings of a city council meeting and the hypocrisy, greed and ambition that bubble to the surface when a newcomer to the small town of Big Cherry starts to ask the wrong questions. Casting for the production will be announced at a later date.