With news of Hugh Jackman’s In Performance concert series doing well and traveling to different cities, there’s also been remarks that the intention was for it to eventually land in New York. The New York Post, however, reported that there might be something else brewing up on Broadway.
Recently, Hugh did a reading with Tony-nominated actress Laura Benanti (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) for a stage adaptation of the Tim Burton film, Big Fish. Andrew Lippa of The Addams Family will be composing the score for the upcoming musical. Will Hugh actually be involved with the project when it hits the stage? The facts are still unknown. The NYP mentioned that he was “flirting” with the idea, so only time will tell if he actually jumps on board.
After the great success of Hugh Jackman, In Performance at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco, his one-man show is making its next stop: this time, in Toronto. According to the Toronto Star, he’ll be visiting the city this summer and performing at the Princess of Wales Theatre for a two-week limited engagement (July 5-17th). It’s already been announced that Hugh and his team intend on bringing the show to various venues, so be on the lookout to see if he’ll head close to your hometown.
Sorry about the lack of updates. First I went to New York, then I started getting ready to move from one city to another. In between all of that, I’ve caught four different shows — one of which was Hugh’s fabulous performance at the Curran Theatre! I went on May 6th and it was a wonderful birthday evening. Check out San Francisco Examiner‘s review of the opening night:
Even without splitting his pants on opening night, Hugh Jackman would be a big hit in The City.
Yet, as he said at the end of his nearly two-hour show at the Curran Theatre on Wednesday, even though everything that could have gone wrong did — he had a great time.
The Australian star of stage and screen and People magazine’s 2008 sexiest man alive simply oozes charisma. He put on a great show, too, with the sum better than its individual parts.
Hugh Jackman has admitted that he still regrets turning down a starring role in 2002 film Chicago.
The 42-year-old Australian actor was offered the lead role of Billy Flynn – which eventually went to Richard Gere – but turned it down because he felt that he was too young to look convincing.
The film, which also starred Catherine Zeta-Jones and Renee Zellweger, won six Academy Awards and Jackman said that he still regrets his decision to this day.
‘I turned down the movie Chicago because I was too young for the part, which Richard Gere played,’ he explained to OK! magazine.
‘I’d always wanted to do a movie musical and this one came along relatively early in my career but I thought I was too young as there was one line when he said, ‘I’ve seen it all, kid,’ and I was about 30 so I thought, how am I going to sell that line, it didn’t make sense to me.
‘A year later it went on to win all the Oscars and I remember thinking that perhaps a little bit of makeup could have worked.’
Hugh Jackman, who was at the Alice studios earlier today, talked to DJs Sarah and Vinnie. The interview consists of Hugh’s upcoming shows at the Curan Theatre in San Francisco, his role in X-Men, and more. Check it out at their website here.