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Contemporary rethinking of the legendary Broadway musical and 1962 film, updated to reflect a few early twenty-first-century sensibilities: A masterful con artist tries to bilk a staid Midwestern community, with unexpected results. Written by Carl Schultz

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The original Broadway production of "The Music Man" opened at the Majestic Theater on December 19, 1957, ran for 1375 performances and won the 1958 Tony Award for Best Musical. See more »

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Before Iowa Stubborn, there is a nail that holds up the flag decoration that disappears and reappears from time to time before the song (it is the nail closest to the ladder the guy with the Mustache is on). See more »

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Train conductor: River City Junction, River City next station stop, River City next Aboard!
Salesman #1: It's them big new department stores back East. They let people buy anything on credit.
Salesman #2: If I don't give credit, I'm gonna lose customers.
Salesman #1: You crazy with the heat. Credit is no good for a notions salesman.
Salesman #2: Why not? What's the matter with credit?
Salesman #1: It's old-fashioned. Charlie, you're an anvil salesman, your firm give credit?
Charlie Cowell: No, sir!
Salesman #1: Nor anybody else.
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76 loud moans.
8 September 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Who are these people in the US who are making botched TV versions of excellent musicals that were cinema-perfect the first time? What the hell is teddy bear Matthew Broderick doing in the role of a robust charming con man when his performances are permanently Leo Bloom from THE PRODUCERS...?... and he was absolutely awful in the movie version of that musical too. Remakes of ANNIE and GYPSY and SOUTH PACIFIC that nobody asked for, groanworthy miscasting... I just find myself exasperated as an audience member that these 'TV greeting card' versions of tough and quite humanist musicals are rendered impotent because of the misconcieved reasons for remaking them. Broderick as The Music Man Prof Harold Hill is ridiculous. He pussyfoots his way, looking befuddled, like, well, Leo Bloom, again. There is some nice production values and some precision dancing from what looks like Disney theme park performers... but the main and basically only problem is overweight bug eyed shuffling Ferris Bueller in his teen school production as seen in this boring musical remake. . I await, with gritted teeth the Paris Hilton remake of Dirty Dancing.....


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