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13 September 2011 @ 08:12 pm
Hugh Jackman Will Sing and Dance Again on Broadway

Hugh Jackman is 2-for-2 at turning a profit on Broadway, with his 2003 musical “The Boy from Oz” and his 2009 play with Daniel Craig, “A Steady Rain” — a golden track record in a business where only 25 to 30 percent of shows even recoup their investment each year. Now Mr. Jackman has a chance at a hat trick: He will return to Broadway this fall with an 18-piece orchestra for his one-man show, “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway,” featuring a selection of his favorite musical numbers, the producers announced on Tuesday.

A version of the show earned gushing reviews when it played in Toronto and San Francisco earlier this year.

“Back on Broadway” is scheduled to begin preview performances at the Broadhurst Theater on Oct. 25 and open Nov. 10, running through Jan. 1, 2012; after that Mr. Jackman is expected to begin filming a movie version of the musical “Les Miserables” in which he will star as Jean Valjean.

Ten weeks is a relatively short period of time for the show’s producers, Robert Fox and the Shubert Organization, to recoup their investment on Broadway. Ticket prices were not announced on Tuesday, but you can assume that more than a few orchestra seats will be selling at hefty premium prices.

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Current Music: "Precious" by Depeche Mode
wagrobanite: Garcia - Squee!wagrobanite on September 14th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)

And that he's going to be Valjean in Les Miz makes me happy... Happy to have him singing again...I have an audio of the San Fran show and it's awesome!