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The Music Man

The Music Man Broadway

Winter Garden Theatre
1634 Broadway at West 50th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly


The beloved musical classic returns in a new production with superstars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. Considered one of America’s greatest musicals, ‘The Music Man’ centers on con man Harold Hill’s arrival in Iowa preparing to peddle the same musical instrument scam he’s been perpetuating all over the Midwest. However, things become complicated when he falls for the stern local librarian, Marian.

⏱ 2 hours 45 minutes with no intermission
❤️ Some innuendo about waiting to be kissed, old maids, etc, all very mild and old-fashioned. Some dated gender and racial references have been updated or removed (Shipoopi is now about consent, not hussies). Hill’s behavior toward Marian verges on harassment, make sure to discuss after.

🎟 These tickets are way more than anything else playing on Broadway due to Jackman’s rabid fans, up to $599 for orchestra.
🎟 $49 rush tickets will be available on the day of performance at the Box Office when it opens (10 am, 12 pm Sundays). Hopefuls line up on the street starting at 7 am, with better chances on weekdays. Limit two tickets per person. Tickets are often partial view and may not be together.
🎟 A limited number of $76 standing room tickets are available two hours before curtain time at the box office when the show is sold out.

🎥 The 1962 film is marvelous, despite some dated racism and sexism. A smaller scale 2003 made-for-TV version stars Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth.

Closing Jan 1


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Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climbers, seasonal water features, sloped turf, a large sandbox area, low monkey bars, tunnels, ramps and (our favorite) giant rocks to climb. Plus a spacious bathroom.

Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance.

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