To accommodate high ticket demand, Transport Group‘s concert presentation of The Music Man will move to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday August 11, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. Casting will be announced at a later date.
One of America’s most cherished musicals, The Music Man follows shyster businessman Harold Hill as he tries to dupe the citizens of River City, Iowa with false promises of a boys’ band. But when the town’s beautiful yet hopelessly stubborn librarian catches Harold’s eye, this town suddenly becomes harder to skip. A beloved story of morality, deceit, humor and romance, The Music Man has been a parading across the stage for over 50 years. For one night only, Transport Group brings together dozens of today’s top Broadway talents to sing this triumph of a score.
The Music Man is the hit 1957 musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. Opening on December 19 at The Majestic Theatre, the show became a hit, winning five Tony Awards including Best Musical and running for 1,375 performances. The original production starred Barbara Cook and Robert Preston. Preston reprised his role in the 1962 film version alongside movie-musical star Shirley Jones. Since it’s original production, The Music Man has remained one of the most popular titles regionally and has seen two Broadway revivals, in 1980 and 2000, and a TV adaptation.
Artistic Director Jack Cummings III says, "I’m so thrilled to treat New York to this treasured show with Broadway’s finest bringing it to life. The Music Man perfectly captures everything we love about The Golden Age of musicals – from its hearty, tuneful score filled with Broadway standards, to its middle-America town that has charmed audiences for generations. It’s one of those shows that holds a dear place in many peoples’ hearts and remains there for a lifetime."
Transport Group‘s all-star concert of The Music Man will take place Monday, August 11 at 8pm at the The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street. Premium reserved seats are $120 and general admission tickets are available for $59. Tickets may be purchased by visiting www.transportgroup.org or by phoning 212-564-0333.Tags: concert, director, film, movie, music, tv