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Hugh Jackman to Hit Broadway in One-Man Show Opening October 25th at the Broadhurst?

Michael Riedel writes in the New York Post today that Hugh Jackman's one-man concert, Hugh Jackman in Concert which played earlier this year to rave reviews in Toronto will open on Broadway on October 25, 2011 at the Broadhurst Theater for eight weeks.

The concert, which opened to great reviews in San Francisco this spring and even greater praise in Toronto on July 5, has been the source of Broadway buzz for months.  No doubt the Broadway favorite will be welcomed back warmly. Riedel notes that a delay in the scheduled filming of the sequel to Wolverine, led to a hole in the star's schedule. 

Accompanied by an 18 piece orchestra, Jackman's show consists of a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers including selections from "The Boy from Oz" and stories from his own experiences in Hollywood.

Australian native Hugh 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." Most recently, he reprised his role in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" which serves as a prequel to the popular series and grossed an outstanding $85 million domestically in its first weekend of release in May 2009.

Jackman has starred in Darren Aronofsky's "The Fountain", Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige", Woody Allen's "Scoop" and opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann's epic "Australia." In addition, he lent his voIce To the animated features "Happy Feet" and "Flushed Away". Other leading roles include "Someone Like You", "Swordfish", "Van Helsing", and "Kate and Leopold", for which he received a 2002 Golden Globe nomination. Up next he can be seen in DreamWorks' "Real Steel" out this October.

For his portrayal of the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz," Jackman received the 2004 Tony Award for Best Actor in a musical as well as Drama Desk, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World awards.

In the fall of 2009, Jackman made a return to Broadway in the Keith Huff penned "A Steady Rain." Co-starring Daniel Craig, the play tells the story of two Chicago cops who are lifelong friends and whose differing accounts of a few traumatic days change their lives forever.

On February 22, 2009, Jackman took on the prestigious role of Oscar host as he fronted the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Live from the Kodak, he wowed those in attendance and helped ABC score a 13% increase in viewership from the previous year. This wasn't, however, Jackman's first foray into Awards show hosting. Previously, Jackman served as host of the Tony Awards three years in a row from 2003 - 2005, earning an Emmy Award for his 2004 duties at the 58th Annual ceremony, and an Emmy nomination for his 2005 appearance at the 59th Annual ceremony.



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