As previously announced, 2 of the most celebrated versatile performers of all time Tony winners Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster will both be making their long awaited Broadway comebacks together as the stars of the highly anticipated revival of Meredith Wilson's romantic musical comedy classic The Music Man next year.
However to keep you entertained till 2020, here is your chance to experience the versatile stars of stage and screen live in concert this summer, If anyone is in NYC, they will both be making stops here.
Hugh Jackman (who will take on the iconic role of the traveling salesman con-artist "Professor Harold Hill") will embark on a full summer Arena World Tour of his critically acclaimed solo show. Under the direction and choreography of Tony winner Warren Carlyle and a full orchestra conducted by Patrick Vaccariello (lifelong friends of Jackman who will BOTH be involved with the new revival of THE MUSIC MAN), the tour will be a full set Jackman's favorite songs singing in auditions, growing up, and of course hits from his successful career (including hits from Rodgers & Hammerstein?s OKLAHOMA!, The Boy From Oz, Les Miserables – Musical, and The Greatest Showman). He will also be joined by fellow GREATEST SHOWMAN co-star Tony nominee Keala Settle (yup, who will of course sing the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated song THIS IS ME). The tour is expecting to stop in Europe, North America, and Australia. For NYC, Jackman will be doing 2 day / 3 performances stint at New York's fame Madison Square Garden (a.k.a. The Garden) on June 28th (7pm) and 29th (1pm and 7pm).
Sutton Foster (who will take on the role of the prim Librarian and Piano Teacher turned love interest "Marian Paroo") is continuing to do concerts all across the country during breaks in between filming of her critically acclaimed TV show Younger. In her shows performing alongside a small band led by Michael Rafter, Foster performs a mix of some of her favorite Broadway and Standard songs including hits from her successful career (including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women, Anything Goes, and more) as well as songs from her acclaimed studio albums WISH and her latest one TAKE ME TO THE WORLD. She is scheduled to play a 2 week returning engagement of concerts at the Caf? Carlyle (located at the The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel) from June 11th – 22nd, 2019. All concerts will begin at 8:45pm.
Jackman and Foster in The Music Man on Broadway is scheduled to march its way back to the Great White Way at a to-be-determined Shubert Organization Theater. Previews begin September 9th, 2020, and open on October 22nd, 2019.
Who is excited?