Take a look at the original Broadway production and two Broadway revivals.
Before Hugh Jackman charms audiences in The Music Man next fall, look back at the original Broadway production of the Meredith Willson musical. Starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook,the show opened December 19, 1957, at the Majestic Theatre. Meredith Willson wrote the book, lyrics, and score from a story he and Franklin Lacey devised. The production played a total of 1,375 performances before closing in April in 1961.