Doesn’t September 2020 seem a long time from now? By then, we’ll have a presidential race. But that’s another story.
To alleviate the stress, Broadway will have a new blockbuster, a revival of “The Music Man.” Today the producers announced that Hugh Jackman will be joined by Broadway superstar Sutton Foster. Like, wow. That’s huge.
Jerry Zaks is directing, and Warren Carlyle will be choreographer.
Tickets go one sale this September, although group sales begin in June. My guess is a lot of people will form groups so they can get into “Music Man” early.
Of course, the main fear is that this will be a repeat of “Hello, Dolly!” with Bette Midler– meaning hugely expensive, unaffordable tickets. Expect stories about how ticket prices clear $1,000 and so on. And since the show will be aimed at the June 2021 Tony Awards, it will get worse before it gets better. But maybe the stars can reason with producer Scott Rudin so that everyone can see them, not just folks with high net worths.