Hugh Jackman to Bring BACK ON BROADWAY to London Stage?
The Les Mis star shared that he is searching for a two to four week window in his cramped schedule to treat British audiences to the one-man song and dance show. 'We were just talking about it and poring over dates,' he said. Jackman was in town promoting his latest film, Prisoners, currently playing in US theaters and hitting UK theaters next Friday, September 27th.
BACK ON BROADWAY opened on November 10, 2011 and ran through January 1, 2012. Accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra, Hugh Jackman performed a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers that reflect on the stage and film star's remarkable life and career, from The Boy from Oz to Hollywood.
The New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley raved, "The impossibly talented, impossibly energetic Mr. Jackman is a glorious dinosaur among live entertainers of the 21st century: an honest-to-gosh old-fashioned matinee idol who connects to his audiences without a hint of contempt for them or for himself."
Jackman won a 2004 Tony Award, Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards for Best Actor in a musical for his portrayal of the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. Jackman made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men franchise, a role he reprised in the enormously successful X2 and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. In 2009, Jackman took on the Oscar host as he fronted the 81st Annual Academy Awards.