NBC announced today it will be staging a live rendition of The Music Man in 2015 — following up last year’s ratings smash The Sound of Music Live! and a planned staging of Peter Pan later this year.
The 1957 Broadway musical tells the tale of Harold Hill, an instrument salesman who makes false promises to help an Iowa town launch a marching band, but winds up staying longer than planned when he begins to fall for Marian, a librarian who’s suspicious of his intentions.
A 1962 big-screen version of The Music Man starred Robert Preston and Shirley Jones as the central couple. Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth headlined a 2003 TV remake on ABC.
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