News | Entertainment
21 Mar 2019 8:09
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Hugh Jackman is returning to Broadway in 2020

    The 'Greatest Showman' actor will play the role of Professor Harold Hill in the latest version of the Meredith Wilson classic, which will be directed by Jerry Zaks and produced by Scott Rudin with choreography from Warren Carlyle and it will open on October 22, 2020


    Revealing the history he shares with the production, Hugh said in a statement: "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 travelling salesmen, and I think I can actually (almost) remember that unforgettable opening number! That was probably the moment when the magic of theatre was born in me.

    "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."

    Rudin added: "There is just no way to accurately describe the level of excitement I feel about the opportunity to present Hugh in what I think is the best role ever written for an actor in all of Broadway musical theatre. Although I have spent a lot of time and energy wishing there was a way to stop the passage of time, this is the one moment when I wish it would just move faster. I can't wait for us to begin working on this together in earnest."

    Hugh is best known for his role as Wolverine in the 'X-Men' franchise and the spin-offs, however, he has demonstrated his musical acting talents on various occasions; winning a Tony in 2003 for his Broadway debut as Peter Allen in 'The Boy From Oz', playing Jean Valjean in the 2012 big screen adaptation of 'Les Miserables' and starring his own 2017 musical movie 'The Greatest Showman' portraying circus founder P.T. Barnum.

    This year, he's hitting the road for his first ever arena tour with 'Hugh Jackman: The Man. The Music. The Show', and he previously revealed he has always felt "very natural" on stage.

    He recently said: "I remember when I was about five or six doing 'Camelot' on stage at school and, from that moment I went on to the stage, it felt very natural to me.

    "Halfway through the show they out a big crown on my head, which was too big and it slipped down and covered my entire face.

    "I thought 'Oh no this is a disaster' but then I heard an uproarious laugh from the audience and thought 'No, it's all good, it's fun'. I fell in love with it then and I've been that way ever since."

    © 2019 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     21 Mar: Idris Elba's fiancee Sabrina Dhowre enjoyed a Bachelorette getaway with her girls in Utah’s Amangiri resort
     21 Mar: Isaac Hempstead Wright had a "f***ing weird childhood" growing up on 'Game of Thrones'
     21 Mar: Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to “reinvent” divorce when she split from Chris Martin in 2014
     21 Mar: Taraji P. Henson says love is the “search for understanding”
     20 Mar: Selma Blair’s home gives her “vitality”
     20 Mar: Harry Judd's cat Murphy has died
     20 Mar: Justin Bieber is “very focused on getting better”
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    A second tier Super Rugby competition could save the Sunwolves from extinction More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    The financial future of the Cronulla Sharks appears secure More...



     Today's News

    Rugby:
    A second tier Super Rugby competition could save the Sunwolves from extinction 8:06

    Health & Safety:
    A Christchurch mental health expert is likening mental health stigma - to racism 7:56

    Law and Order:
    Thousands have gathered in the Hutt Valley to pay tribute to the victims of the Christchurch attacks 7:46

    Entertainment:
    Idris Elba's fiancee Sabrina Dhowre enjoyed a Bachelorette getaway with her girls in Utah’s Amangiri resort 7:43

    Rugby League:
    The Wests Tigers already know first-hand what they'll need to do to have any chance of stopping the Warriors' rampant attack this weekend 7:26

    Business:
    The financial future of the Cronulla Sharks appears secure 7:16

    Entertainment:
    Isaac Hempstead Wright had a "f***ing weird childhood" growing up on 'Game of Thrones' 7:13

    Business:
    Team Sky's takeover by chemical giant Ineos has raised questions over financial fair play in cycling as the new outfit is expected to increase its monetary advantage over rival teams 7:06

    Entertainment:
    Gwyneth Paltrow wanted to “reinvent” divorce when she split from Chris Martin in 2014 6:43

    Rugby League:
    The West Tigers are already feeling 'Madge's' magic touch early on in the NRL season 6:26


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2019 New Zealand City Ltd