Hugh Jackman sets return date for Broadway’s The Music Man, now canceled until January 5
Tony winner Hugh Jackman, who announced on December 28 that he had tested positive for COVID-19, will reprise his role of Harold Hill in the Broadway revival of The man of music January 6, 2022.
The Jackman and Sutton Foster-directed production, which previously canceled performances until January 1, has now canceled all shows until January 5, and will return when Jackman does on January 6.
In a video on his own Instagram, Jackman shared, “I just wanted you to hear from me that I tested positive this morning for COVID. My symptoms are like a cold, which is a itchy throat and a little runny nose… I’m just going to do whatever I can to get better ASAP, and as soon as I’m cleared I’ll be back on stage and heading to River City… Please stay safe, be healthy, be kind.
Watch the actor’s post below:
The production also features fellow Tony Shuler Hensley winners as Marcellus Washburn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Jayne Houdyshell as Ms. Shinn and Marie Mullen as Ms. Paroo.
The cast also includes 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, nominee Tony Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix and Max Clayton as as a replacement for Harold Hill.
The set is completed by Nick Alvino, Jordan Beall, Ronnie S. Bowman Jr., Maria Briggs, Audrey Cardwell, JT Church, Kammie Crum, Aydin Eyikan, Carlee Flanagan, Ethen Green-Younger, Emily Hoder, Curtis Holland, Eloise Kropp , Ethan Lafazan, Kayla LaVine, Andrew Minard, Sean Montgomery, Tanner Quirk, Lance Roberts, Daniel Patrick Russell, Ann Sanders, Sherisse Springer, Mitchell Tobin, Kathy Voytko, Branch Woodman and Ryan Worsing.
Jerry zaks directs the new production of the musical, which also features choreography by Warren Carlyle, sets and costumes by Santo Loquasto, sound design by Scott Lehrer, lighting by Brian MacDevitt, vocal and dance arrangements by David Chase, orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and musical direction by Patrick Vaccariello.
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