Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!

VotePeron
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ucjrdude902
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 02:24pm
Glad to hear it!
WiCkEDrOcKS
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 02:24pm
Current Avatar: Tony-winner Idina Menzel, delivering a sucker-punch of an 11:00 number, "Always Starting Over," in IF/THEN.
Jonwo
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 02:39pm
Would have been happy to have had someone new but having Hugh Jackman return as host is great news.
CoreyRyan3
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:17pm
I think he was my favorite host yet, so I am VERY happy with this news.
NewSynchopation
Understudy
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:22pm
As long as we don't have NPH again I'm good. Would have rather had Suzan Blackwell, but there was no chance in that.
ray-andallthatjazz86
Broadway Legend
joined:8/2/05
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:27pm
Wow! That's fantastic. The man's a showman in every sense of the word. Can't think of a better host with enough commercial appeal and who actually has what it takes to get the job done right.
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dreaming
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:33pm
YAY! I had a feeling it would be someone like Hugh Jackman. So glad to hear it!
Demitri2
Broadway Star
joined:3/25/05
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:43pm
I hope his wife gets a personal dresser this time around. That dress and those black clunky shoes were fashion atrocities. Otherwise it's great news and I would think a good ratings boost for the Tonys.
Sutton Ross
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joined:7/20/13
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:47pm
Who cares what his wife is wearing? She isn't the one hosting the show, and I'm pretty sure she can wear whatever she wants.

HUGH!!!!
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bobs3
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 03:53pm
The ad salespersons at CBS must be wetting themselves!
jo
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joined:5/15/03
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 04:19pm
He's back on Broadway - great news!!

It's been sometime since he last hosted ( 2005) but he has been a big part of the community and will soon return in a very different kind of material ( THE RIVER by Jez Butterworth).

beautywickedlover
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 04:22pm
Welcome back to the Tonys, Hugh!
finebydesign
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 04:28pm
Does this mean we wont be getting anymore Lin Manuel rhymes?
ucjrdude902
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 04:35pm
^^ also a good thing.
FishermanBob
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 04:56pm
A proven choice who'll do a great job.
sabrelady
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 05:15pm
I see a rematch w Jackman & NPH and a Houdini crack or two.
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TheGingerBreadMan
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 05:58pm
Great news! This put a smile on my face.
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mamaleh
Broadway Star
joined:5/11/04
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 06:06pm
No more smarm, just lots of charm. And class. Pure heaven! Haven't been this excited since the '05 Tonys.

If Hugh can't repeat next year, I'd be very happy if Jackie Hoffman, Mary Testa and Laura Benanti took over. Can you imagine that trio? (Like that would happen, LOL.)
Tink2
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Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 08:17pm
Yes! Very glad to hear this!
HorseTears
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joined:3/25/05
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:10pm
Meh. I'll look forward to NPH's return.

I thought--rather surprisingly--Michael John LaChiusa did a fabulous job with the group parody number for the canceled-Tv-actors. Would love to have him create something like this for Jackman.
Nydiva2
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joined:11/25/13
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/11/14 at 10:36pm
The more Hugh the better! I'm not saying he can do no wrong, but I think he'd have to try pretty hard to do so! :)
jo
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joined:5/15/03
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/12/14 at 04:05am
>>>Michael John LaChiusa did a fabulous job with the group parody number for the canceled-Tv-actors. Would love to have him create something like this for Jackman.<<<


Remember the medley of about 30 bits of songs which Hugh sang as host for the 2005 TONYS? That wasn't the first time he performed that awesome medley of movie and stage songs - it was put together for his private one-man show for the opening of WynnLasVegas ( attended by the likes of PresG. Bush, Sr., Steven Spielberg, Donald Trump, Elizabeth Taylor, etc.). The arrangements for that medley were put together by Michael John LaChiusa.

Updated On: 2/12/14 at 04:05 AM
amoni
Broadway Star
joined:5/17/04
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/12/14 at 08:13am
'Would have rather had Suzan Blackwell, but there was no chance in that.

That seriously has to be the most ridiculous thing I've ever read on these boards. Perhaps she can lick the faces of each nominee, and you can actually hear a few million people's skin crawl in unison.
PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/12/14 at 09:41am
At least you spelled her name correctly.
yr pal,
joey




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tazber
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joined:5/10/05
Hugh Jackman to host 2014 Tony Awards!
Posted: 2/12/14 at 09:47am
Maybe he'll preview a song from Houdini!

jk.

Delighted he's back. And I'm actually looking forward to this year's show. It's such a packed season.

And I wouldn't be surprised if NPH cameos during a bit somewhere along the way.
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