The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, derived from a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot focus on con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk before skipping town with the cash.
In River City, Iowa, prim Marian the librarian sees through him, but when Hill assists her younger brother, Marian starts to fall in love with Harold. Harold, in turn falling for Marian, risks being caught to win her. In the year 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning 5 Tony Awards, featuring the Best Musical, and running for 1,375 appearances. The cast album won the first Grammy Award for "Best Original Cast Album".
The show's dominant success led to revivals and a famous 1962 film adaptation and a year 2003 television remake. It normally is produced by both professional and amateur theater companies. After years of expansion, a change of producers, almost 40 songs (out of which 22 were cut), and more than 40 drafts, the original Broadway production was produced by Kermit Bloomgarden, directed by Morton DaCosta and Onna White was the choreographer, started on Dec., 19th, the year 1957 at the Majestic Theatre.