The Music Man roars onto Blu-ray

The Music Man is one of America’s seminal musicals, and it comes to Blu-ray from Warner Home Video early next year.

“The Music Man, ” the joyful film of the 1, 375-perfromance Broadway smash, remains an irresistible skyburst of Americana. Robert Preston recreates his Tony-winning Broadway triumph as con artist Harold Hill, arriving in River City, Iowa, to form a boys band, much to the disapproval…and later delight of town librarian Marian Paroo. Buddy Hackett, Hermione Gingold, Paul Ford and 7-year-old Ron Howard co-star. Meredith Wilson’s sassy, brassy score, is orchestrated to Oscar-Winning effect by Ray Heindorf.

Very little is known about the release of this musical, but it will arrive on February 24th. Look for 76 trombones next winter.

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