Hugh Jackman announces his return to Broadway in ‘The Music Man’ revival

We all know that Hugh Jackman is “the greatest showman” and now it looks like he’s ready to return to where it all started. On Wednesday (March 13), the performer announced plans to return to Broadway in 2020. Taking to social media, Jackman revealed that he will star in the upcoming revival of Meredith Willson’s 1957 classic “The Music Man.”

“The Music Man. Broadway. October 22, 2020. ⁦@MusicManBway⁩,” Jackman posted on Twitter.

Jackman will play the role of Harold Hill, a con man whose latest scheme involves posing as the organizer of a boys’ marching band in a ploy to run away with all the money he collects for instruments and uniforms.

Jackman is no stranger to the Broadway stage having performed in several productions including “Oklahoma!” and his one-man show.

His role as Hill will mark the first time in over a decade that the actor will perform on a Broadway stage. His last Broadway role as Peter Allen in “The Boy from Oz” earned him a Tony Award for Best Leading Actor in a Musical.

Group tickets go on sale on June 9, 2019, while single tickets go on sale Sept. 15, 2019.

Previews for the show begin on Sept. 9, 2020, with opening night taking place a few weeks later on Oct. 22, 2020. The show will take over one of the Shubert Organization’s theatres.

Before returning to Broadway, Jackman will spend most of the spring and summer months on the road for his “The Man. The Music. The Show” one-man show.

The first leg of the tour will find Jackman performing at venues across Europe with stops in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, and Dublin. The 12-stop jaunt will begin on May 13 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany and conclude with a two-night engagement at the O2 Arena in London on June 2 and 3.

Following a couple of weeks off, Jackman will journey across the pond for the United States-centric leg of the tour. The 22-stop excursion will begin on June 18 at the Toyota Center in Houston and conclude with a double-night engagement at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 19 and 20.

The show’s set list will include songs from his past films like “The Greatest Showman” and “Les Miserables” as well as Broadway songs from productions like “Oklahoma!” and “The Boy from Oz.” The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Hugh Jackman announces ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’ world tour details

Hugh Jackman promised big news earlier this week and now, he’s delivered. On Thursday (Nov. 29), the performer announced plans to embark on a massive, one-man world tour during the months of May, June, and July. Armed with a live orchestra and his voice, Jackman’s upcoming excursion will find him performing in Europe, the United States, New Zealand, and his home country of Australia during the summer months.

Dubbed “The Man. The Music. The Show.,” the event’s set list will include songs from his past films like “The Greatest Showman” and “Les Miserables” which earned Jackman Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for his performance as Jean Valjean in the 2012 film adaptation. The set list will also reportedly include some Broadway songs from productions like “Oklahoma!” and “The Boy from Oz” which earned the actor a Tony Award in 2004.

The first leg of the tour will find Jackman performing at venues across Europe with stops in Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Manchester, and Dublin. The 12-stop jaunt will begin on May 13 at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany and conclude with a two-night gig at the O2 Arena in London on June 2 and 3.

Following a couple of weeks off, Jackman will journey across the pond for the United States-centric leg of the tour. The 22-stop excursion will begin on June 18 at the Toyota Center in Houston and conclude with a double-night engagement at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on July 19 and 20.

Tickets for the newly announced tour will on sale beginning next Friday, Dec. 7, at 9 a.m. local time on Jackman’s website.

This is not the first time Jackman has performed his one-man act. The actor previously performed a similar show on Broadway and in Los Angeles where he raised money for the Motion Picture and Television Fund in 2013.

Though the tour will not kick off until mid-May, Jackman will give a short preview of the show with a two-song set at Rockefeller Center on Tuesday, Dec. 4. The performance will air live at 8 a.m. on the “TODAY” show as part of the show’s concert series.

For now, Jackman’s summertime tour schedule can be seen below.

The Man. The Music. The Show. European Dates:

May 13 – Hamburg, Germany – Barclaycard Arena
May 14 – Berlin, Germany – Mercedes-Benz Arena
May 16 – Cologne, Germany – Lanxess Arena
May 17 – Amsterdam, Germany – Ziggo Dome
May 19 – Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
May 21- Manheim, Germany – SAP Arena
May 22 – Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
May 24 – Manchester, England – Manchester Arena
May 27 – Birmingham, England – Birmingham Resorts World Arena
May 30 – Dublin, Ireland – 3Arena
June 2 – London, England – The O2 Arena
June 3 – London, England – The O2 Arena

The Man. The Music. The Show. North American Dates:

June 18 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center
June 19 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
June 21 – Chicago, IL – United Center
June 22 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
June 24 – Detriot, MI – Little Caesars Arena
June 25 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
June 27 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
June 28 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 29 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
June 30 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
July 1 – Washington D.C. – Capital One Arena
July 3 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
July 5 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
July 6 – Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
July 10 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
July 11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena
July 13 – Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
July 14 – Glendale, CA – Gila River Arena
July 16 – San Diego, CA – Valley View Casino Center
July 17 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center at San Jose
July 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
July 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl

Watch the Newest ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Trailer

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During the MTV Movie Awards this past Sunday, Ellen Page delivered a short look at the upcoming X-Men film, X-Men: Days of Future Past which like most of the teasers that have been revealed left us excited, but still confused. Though at the current moment nobody truly knows the story line for the upcoming film, what we do know is that the film will include all the X-Men we fell in love with in the first films of the franchise and then some.

Today, the final trailer for the film which is scheduled to hit theaters next month, was released. Clocking in at under three minutes, the teaser begins with shots of Professor Xavier’s famed Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters leading way to Wolverine appearing to a young Xavier telling him that he has come from the futures (50 years to be exact). To that Xavier laughs, because who wouldn’t if someone were to tell you that.

Watch as Wolverine leads a mission by the older Professor X to bring together all the mutants to form the X-Men in the trailer below.

X-Men: Days of Future Past will be released on May 23.