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Hugh Jackman Returning to Broadway in 'Music Man'

Hugh Jackman Returning to Broadway in 'Music Man'

Hugh Jackman is returning to Broadway to star in The Music Man!

The 50-year-old actor will play the role of Harold Hill, the leading man in the revival. No other casting has been revealed.

Hugh announced the news on his social media, writing, “The Music Man. Broadway. October 22, 2020.”

If you don’t know, Hugh won a Tony Award for his Broadway debut as Peter Allen in 2003′s The Boy From Oz.

“The first musical I was ever a part of was the phenomenal The Music Man. The year was 1983, and I was at Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia. I was one of the traveling salesmen, and I think I can actually (almost) remember that unforgettable opening number! That was probably the moment when the magic of theater was born in me,” Hugh said in a statement. “The idea of bringing The Music Man back to Broadway has been lurking in the back of my brain for a long time, maybe even for 35 years, and when Scott Rudin called me with that very idea, I was floored. To finally be doing this is a huge thrill.”

The show will be directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks with choreography by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle.

Hugh has a busy couple of months ahead of him! He will soon be embarking on a world tour, aptly titled the The Man. The Music. The Show. tour. Be sure to check out the list of dates, cities, and venues if you missed it!

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