THE SCREENING ROOM: Looking Back at The Music Man (Video)
19 Dec 2012
The original production of The Music Man opened Dec. 19, 1957, featuring Tony-winning performances from Robert Preston and Barbara Cook. It won the 1958 Tony for Best Musical and enjoyed a 1,375-performance run.
Playbill.com has gathered videos from the film and television adaptations, as well as concert performances and a special clip from "Family Guy" to mark the occasion.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.