Broadway’s The Music Man, starring Hugh Jackman, has postponed their opening by several months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The show, which will also star Sutton Foster, was supposed to open on October 22, 2020. Broadway has a tentative opening date of September 2020, but many believe that will be pushed back by months with hopes that a vaccine will offer immunity and allow everyone to gather once again.
Hugh said, “Performing on Broadway is a great honor for an actor; in fact, one of the greatest. No two shows are exactly alike, in large part due to the audience. Show One is filled with anticipation, fear and excitement. It’s like an opening night 8 times a week; the energy in the theater is palpable. It is those same feelings that happen every show thereafter – and you and I are going through it together. The change of dates will not take any of that away. What it will do, however, is help to ensure that The Music Man audiences, and our company, are in a completely safe environment. Can’t wait for that day!”
The show will now open on May 20, 2021, with a rehearsal start date of February, 2021.
This Broadway revival has now been planned for years, and we can’t wait to check it out!
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