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Hugh Jackman to Return to Stage in BROADWAY TO OZ Concert Show!

Hugh Jackman to Return to Stage in BROADWAY TO OZ Concert Show!Hugh Jackman will be polishing his dancing shoes for an all-new stage show set to tour throughout his native Australia later this year, according to Variety.

Titled BROADWAY TO OZ, the concert show is scheduled to hit five major Australian cities and is described as "a personal journey through Jackman's life, from early days in Outback Australia through successes in musical theater and Hollywood stardom." Included in the song list will be tunes that Jackman has performed throughout his career, as well as musical tributes to the classics. The Tony winner will be accompanied by 150 musicians and dancers.

Said Jackman in a statement, "'Broadway to Oz' is a dream come true. This is the show I've always wanted to bring home."

Produced by Robert Fox for The Dainty Group, the show will launch in Melbourne on November 24th before visiting arenas in Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide. The tour will wrap up on December 15th in Perth.

Jackman is an Academy Award®-nominated, Golden Globe® and Tony Award®-winning actor. The Australian native was most recently on Broadway in his one-man show Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway in the fall of 2011. Jackman's dedication to the Broadway community was feted at the 2012 Tony Awards, where he received a Special Award from the Tony Awards Administration Committee, recognizing his accomplishments as a performer and humanitarian. He previously starred on Broadway in Keith Huff's play, A Steady Rain, opposite Daniel Craig, and as 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz, for which he 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.

Additional theater: Carousel at Carnegie Hall, Oklahoma! at the National Theatre in London (Olivier nomination), Sunset Boulevard (MO Award, Australia's Tony Award) and Disney's Beauty and the Beast (MO Award nomination). Jackman made his first major U.S. film appearance as Wolverine in the first installment of the X-Men series, a role he reprised in the enormously successfulX2 and X-Men: The Last Stand in 2006, as well as X-Men Origins: Wolverine in 2009 and in The Wolverine in 2013. Jackman reunited with the X-men team for X-Men: Days of Future Past.

Image: Twitter/Hugh Jackman

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