Hugh Jackman to bring Broadway to Australia

Hugh Jackman sings with the Qantas choir during a media conference in Sydney on Aug 24, 2015.
Hugh Jackman sings with the Qantas choir during a media conference in Sydney on Aug 24, 2015.PHOTO: AFP
Hugh Jackman sings with the Qantas choir during a media conference in Sydney on Aug 24, 2015.
Hugh Jackman sings with the Qantas choir during a media conference in Sydney on Aug 24, 2015.PHOTO: AFP
Hugh Jackman sings with the Qantas choir during a media conference in Sydney on Aug 24, 2015.
Hugh Jackman sings with the Qantas choir during a media conference in Sydney on Aug 24, 2015.PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY (AFP) - Hollywood star Hugh Jackman revealed on Monday that he will return to the stage in a personal show in Australia inspired by his successful Broadway performances.

The Australian, best known for his role of Wolverine in the X-Men movies, said Broadway To Oz would be an "intimate look at my life, the stuff that I love".

"It's pretty much all about me," the Golden Globe, Emmy and Tony Award winner told reporters in Sydney. "You are going to get to know the real me in that show. I will tell you what it's like being in my shoes."

The show will be based on his 2011 Broadway show, Hugh Jackman: Back On Broadway and will map his journey from Australia to Hollywood as well as pay tribute to classic musicals.

"I'm a big lover of movie musicals," Jackman said, naming Singin' In The Rain as the greatest in that category. The 46-year-old said it had always been his intention to bring the Broadway show to Australia, saying "the end game for me was being here".

Featuring 150 dancers, musicians, singers and a choir, the show will tour Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth in November and December.