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New York: The “Hugh Jackman The Show” world tour plays Toronto June 25, 2019
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Peter Allen. Curly McLain. Jean Valjean. Gaston. PT Barnum. Soon to be The Music Man. Hugh Jackman has immortalized icons of musical theatre on stage and screen for decades. Oozing charm, Jackman can sing, dance, act, host the Tony Awards, and lift cars (remember, he is also Wolverine). The consummate showman of our generation, there’s seemingly nothing he can’t do.
And so if any theatre performer were to tour the globe with any confidence that they could sell out the world’s biggest arenas, it would be Jackman.
This May, Jackman brings Hugh Jackman The Show to 31 cities around the world. Directed by Tony-winning choreographer Warren Carlyle (After Midnight), Jackman will sing from his long list of musical roles as well as from the catalogs of the artists and music that inspire him, weaving in personal stories.
The 22-city North American leg of the tour begins June 18 with stops in Houston, Chicago, Toronto, Boston, Las Vegas, New York, and Los Angeles. Playbill caught up with Jackman this winter, and we’ll see how many of these ideas come to fruition when Hugh Jackman The Show officially launches May 13 in Hamburg, Germany.
The show plays Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Tickets on sale at www1.ticketmaster.ca.
From Ruthie Fierberg for www.playbill.com.
Photo: Hugh Jackman. © 2013 Steve Granitz.