Broadway's current revival of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, led by Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, releases its previously announced cast album September 23. The cast gathered to record the score at Manhattan Center July 25. The release is being put out by Accidental Jacket Entertainment in label partnership with Time-Life.
The Tony-nominated revival continues at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre, with a final performance set for January 1, 2023.
The album features the production's original Broadway cast, including Jackman and Foster as Harold Hill and Marian Paroo, respectively, alongside fellow Tony winners Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, and Marie Mullen as Mrs. Paroo; and Remy Auberjonois as Charlie Cowell, Gino Cosculluela as Tommy Djilas, Emma Crow as Zaneeta Shinn, Benjamin Pajak as Winthrop, Kayla Teruel as Amaryllis, Garrett Long as Ethel Toffelmier, Linda Mugleston as Alma Hix, Jessica Sheridan as Maud Dunlop, Rema Webb as Mrs. Squires, Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix, Lance Roberts as Constable Locke, and Max Clayton as Standby for Harold Hill.
Also featured from the original cast are Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Maria Briggs, Audrey Cardwell, JT Church, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Carlee Flanagan, Ethen Green-Younger, Emily Jewel Hoder, Curtis Holland, Eloise Kropp, Ethan Lafazan, Kayla LaVine, Andrew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Tanner Quirk, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ann Sanders, Sherisse Springer, Mitchell Tobin, Kathy Voytko, Branch Woodman, and Ryan Worsing in the ensemble.
The album is produced by Grammy nominee Robert Sher in partnership with Brian Gillet and Huck Walton. Steve Shultz and Catherine Shultz are executive producers, with Marc David Levine, Evan McGill, Patrick Vaccariello, and David Garfinkle serving as co-producers.
The Music Man, which features a book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, tells the story of what happens when con artist Harold Hill arrives in River City and falls in love with the straight-laced librarian, Marian. The work first opened on Broadway in 1957 at the Majestic Theatre. A 2000 revival played the Neil Simon Theatre. Jerry Zaks directs the new production of the musical, which also features vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Tunick, and music direction by Patrick Vaccariello.