The Music Man is a musical, based on a story by Willson & Franklin Lacey. Con man Harold Hill poses as a boys' band leader and organizer selling instruments and uniforms to
naive Iowa townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. Prim librarian and piano teacher Marian sees through him, but when Harold helps her younger brother overcome his lisp and social awkwardness, Marian begins to fall in love. Harold risks being caught to win her. In 1957, the show became a hit on Broadway, winning five
Tony Awards, including Best Musical and running for 4 1,375 performances.