Is Hugh Jackman The Music Man?

Rumours are swirling that Hugh Jackman could be set to star in a Broadway revival of musical The Music Man. It follows this Twitter post on his official account – Harold Hill is the name of the musical’s lead character.

Nothing else has been announced, but that hasn’t stopped everyone speculating. There are some suggestions the production could open this year, but with Jackman jetting around the world with his one-man show that might seem unlikely.


Since I posted this story earlier today, the production has now been confirmed.

It will open in October 2020.

In a statement, Jackman said: “The first musical I was ever part of was the phenomenal The Music Man. The year was 1983, and I was at Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia. I was one of the traveling salesmen, and I think I can actually (almost) remember that unforgettable opening number! That was probably the moment when the magic of theatre was born in me.

“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. When Scott Rudin called me with that very idea, I was floored. To finally be doing this is a huge thrill.”

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