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Hugh Jackman in concert from 25 Oct 2011 - 1 Jan 2012
Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will perform in concert in his sole show, Hugh Jackman on Broadway, opening at the Broadhurst Theatre on 10 Nov 2011, following previews from 25 Oct 2011, for an eight-week engagement ending on 1 Jan 2012.
Australian actor Hugh Jackman, known to action/fantasy film buffs for his portrayal of "The Wolverine" in the X-Men film franchise,' is using the delay in the filming of the next movie in the series to bring his concert to the Great White Way.
Accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra, Hugh Jackman performs a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers that reflect on his life and career, from The Boy from Oz to Hollywood.
Hugh Jackman said, "I can't believe it's been 7 years since I was singing and dancing on Broadway. There is nothing like performing on the Great White Way and I'm so excited to be coming ‘home.’”
The actor has performed the show (previously titled, 'Hugh Jackman in Concert') in both San Francisco and Toronto earier this year.
The creative team for Hugh Jackman on Broadway includes Warren Carlyle (Musical Staging and Choreography), Patrick Vaccariello (Musical Direction), John Lee Beatty (Scenic Designer), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), William Ivey Long (Costume Designer), John Shivers (Sound Design), and Alexander V. Nichols (Projection and Video Design).
Hugh Jackman on Broadway is produced by Robert Fox and The Shubert Organization.
|Promotion video from Toronto run
of Hugh Jackman in Concert
Jackman's career began in musical theatre, performing in such shows as "Beauty and the Beast" and "Sunset Boulevard" in Austrailia. In 1998 he starred in the lead role of "Curly," in the National Theatre's production of "Oklahoma!," directed by Trevor Nunn, which transferred to London's West End and earned Jackman an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actor in a Musical. He then went on to star in the 1999 film version of the musical.
In 2004 Jackman won a Tony Award when he made his Broadway debut in the musical "The Boy From Oz." He last appeared on Broadway as "Danny," starring along side Daniel Craig, in the 2009 production of Keith Huff's 'A Steady Rain.'
Jackman is set to star as "P.T. Barnum" in the upcoming musical film "The Greatest Showman on Earth," and as "Jean Valjean," in the upcoming movie of the musical, "Les Miserables," both of which are expected to be released in 2013 - though filming as yet to begin.
Hugh JackmanPromotion video from Toronto run
of Hugh Jackman in Concert