Matthew Broderick broke The Music Man.

I was reading Lefty’s recent blog post and was reminded (by way of a certain scene) of being pissed off by Broderick’s s/egg/globe/ in the 2003 production of The Music Man. I was going to put the following in the comments, but I decided not to in order to keep the conversation on topic :)

The Kids in the Pit

Which reminds me of a tangential blather. Did any of you see the recent re-make of Music Man with Matthew Broderick? Do you recall how he changed the script to refer to Columbus and the *globe* instead of Columbus and the *egg*?

That really irritated me. You can’t see it in the above picture, but while I was in the pit and waiting for our cues, I was coincidently reading Larry Wall’s Camel book. I was so confused about Harold Hill’s reference to “Columbus’ conception of the egg” until I read the following:


2 responses to “Matthew Broderick broke The Music Man.”

  1. There is one True Music Man, and Robert Preston is its conductor.

    (I have a good recipe for conductor: it starts out, “First remove the horns and tail…”)

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