Broadway’s The Music Man Adds Performance to Benefit August Community Entertainment Fund

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off broadway The music man Adds August Entertainment Community Fund Benefit Performance

Proceeds from the revival led by Hugh Jackman and Tony-nominated Sutton Foster will benefit the national social services organization.

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Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster and the cast of The music man
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Meredith Willson’s Tony Award-nominated cover by Broadway The music man added a benefit performance on August 28 at 8 p.m., with proceeds going to the Entertainment Community Fund, the recently announced new name for The Actors Fund.

Tickets will go on sale for the special performance for members of the Entertainment Community Fund at the $500 membership level and above on June 2 at 10 a.m. ET, with a general sale after June 3 at 10 a.m. ET, both to EntertainmentCommunity.org. Higher priced options will include an invitation to a private pre-show reception.

“We can’t wait to see this summer’s special performance of The music man— the first to be announced for the Entertainment Community Fund under our new name,” said Fund President and CEO Joseph Benincasa. “Thank you to everyone who gives their time and talents to support our essential programs and services.

With Tony winners (and 2022 Tony nominees) Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, The music man opened at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway on February 10. Jackman and Foster are joined by fellow Tony winners Shuler Hensley as Marcellus Washburn, Jefferson Mays as Mayor Shinn, Jayne Houdyshell as Mrs. Shinn, and Marie Mullen as Mrs. 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, Tony contestant Phillip Boykin as Olin Britt, Eddie Korbich as Jacey Squires, Daniel Torres as Ewart Dunlop, Nicholas Ward as Oliver Hix and Max Clayton as Harold Hill’s replacement.

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.

The music man, which includes a book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, tells the story of what happens when con man Harold Hill arrives in River City and falls in love with straight librarian Marian. It opened on Broadway on December 19, 1957 at the Majestic Theatre. A 2000 revival played at the Neil Simon Theatre.

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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