Whereas Hugh Jackman is gearing up for his first world tour, “The Man. The Music. The Present,” the Tony-winning actor is already plotting his return to Broadway.
“I’m actively enthusiastic about it proper now,” says Jackman, throughout a chat on the Andaz fifth Avenue resort in Midtown to advertise the December 10 launch of tour ticket gross sales.
“It’s been so nice …to have the ability to dip out and in [of the stage] in between films, says. “It’s a extremely tough factor to seek out 18 months of your life to go on Broadway, however I’m prepared. So I’ll be going again.”
As for his live performance tour — which kicks off in Might and hits Madison Sq. Backyard on June 28 and 29 — Jackman shall be showcasing materials from his roles on each display and stage.
Backed by an orchestra and dancers, Jackman says he’ll actually be entering into completely different characters — from “Magnificence and the Beast’s” Gaston and “Les Miserables” Jean Valjean to “The Best Showman’s” P.T. Barnum and “The Boy from Ozs” Peter Allen — when he performs their respective songs.
“It’s a frame of mind and a dedication,” he says, “and I feel the audiences actually enjoys the transformation.”
Jackman additionally plans to characteristic particular friends through the two-month trek. In actual fact, he’s already lined up “Best Showman” standout Keala Accept some appearances — and hopes to get their costar Lauren Allred to pipe in alongside the way in which.
The Aussie expects to attract a youthful viewers due to the success of “The Best Showman” and its soundtrack.
Since that unique musical hit the massive display final yr, Jackman says, “I can let you know I’m being stopped on the road so many extra instances by…younger children and their dad and mom. I like the concept that we’re gonna have a household viewers. There’ll be no swearing, I can let you know that.”
Jackman additionally plans to incorporate requirements and pop songs on his set listing, which he’s nonetheless fine-tuning . “Actually, my present proper now’s about Four-and-a-half hours lengthy, so it’s all about chopping it down,” he says.
And the 50-year-old star is able to bust some strikes with the choreography, joking that the present might even embody “a Wolverine kick line” for his “X-Males” followers. “I’m simply hoping my ambition just isn’t in full odds with my age. That’s all.”