Jackman to return to stage in show about himself

Hugh Jackman (above foreground) says his new show will map his journey from Australia to Hollywood.
Hugh Jackman (above foreground) says his new show will map his journey from Australia to Hollywood.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

SYDNEY • • 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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'Jackman to return to stage in show about himself'. Print Edition | Subscribe