Jun 30, 2011

Following the incoming press for the upcoming Toronto concerts, Xtra! – “Canada’s gay and lesbian news” – has posted the following article on their site. In it, Hugh talks about his start as an actor and how it almost didn’t happen. It has been added to the Press Archive.

I think it was his eyes that got me at first: piercing blue with long, seductive lashes and just the right amount of crinkly bits in the skin surrounding them. Sure, I’d admired him on the screen before, but now, in person, I was struck anew by the truly fine specimen of masculine beauty that is Hugh Jackman.

He’s confident without seeming cocky. He’s well versed in current events without seeming arrogant. And he’s got an ass that would make a grown man weep — I know, because I did. Hugh (he asked me to call him that) is in town promoting his upcoming concert series with Mirvish Productions.

It’s quite a departure for those familiar only with Jackman’s action roles, in films such as Van Helsing or the X-Men franchise. Let’s face it: it’s hard to imagine Wolverine spinning around the stage belting out show tunes.

But Jackman actually got his start in musical theatre back home in Australia. Early childhood roles in plays like Camelot sparked an interest in singing and dancing — a curiosity that was quickly squashed when he announced it to his family.

“I would love to say I was Billy Elliot, but I wasn’t,” Jackman says. “My dad was like, ‘Terrific,’ but my brother was like, ‘Ah, you poof!’ I was only about 10 or 11, but I remember thinking that this is not a good thing.”

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Jun 29, 2011

A new article from NOW Magazine has been added to their website. In it, Hugh talks about his upcoming one-man shows in Toronto. Additionally, HJF is excited to announce the new Press Archive! It’s going to be major work-in-progress for quite some time, but eventually it’ll house a respectably comprehensive collection of articles and interviews featuring Hugh. You can already find this new article – entitled “Jackman of all trades” – right here.

Like the movie mutant he plays onscreen, Hugh Jackman leads a double life. He’s a glamorous movie star as well as a Broadway singer and dancer. He fuses both his showbiz talents this week in Hugh Jackman In Concert.

Sitting in a bordello-like sub-level of the Royal Alex, Jackman exudes charisma in a black polo shirt, gamely reeling off stories in his Australian twang about a college drama instructor who did all his casting by drawing a straight line from students’ names on the class list to the play’s cast list.

“He was a Trotskyist, this guy,” he explains, grinning.

That didn’t dull his enthusiasm for the live stage, however.

“Every time I see a play, I think, ‘I want to be up there!’” he says, his voice filled with energy. “It feels like a massive indulgence. An 18-piece orchestra playing my favourite music.”

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Jun 29, 2011
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Jun 27, 2011
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Check out a new audio interview featuring Hugh at the 98.1 CHIFI website, conducted by Darren Osborne. There’s some interesting tidbits about his upcoming one-man show being brought to Toronto and his opinion on performing live — not to mention, he confirms his casting in the upcoming Les Miserables film.

Jun 24, 2011
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Jun 24, 2011
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Step right up! Hugh Jackman brought his son Oscar to Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, N.J., Wednesday for a day of thrills. The father-son pair, there with friends, rode roller coasters like Batman the Ride, the Dark Knight, Skull Mountain and the park’s new Green Lantern, and played games including paintball and laser tag. When the group was ready to refuel, they hit Nathan’s in the park’s Boardwalk area for some hot dogs and fries.

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Jun 23, 2011
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As previously reported, Hugh attended a Philadelphia Union soccer match against the Kansas City Wizards yesterday. Now you can check out him cheering the team on in the video above. Additionally, you can see a clip of him playing soccer with his son, Oscar, and some friends at PPL Park here.

Jun 22, 2011
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Hugh was spotted at a Philadelphia Union v. Kansas City Wizards soccer match earlier today, June 22nd. Draped in Union colors and garb, it was obvious what team he was rooting for! (The final score, however, was 0 – 0.) He also hung out with soccer player Stuart Holden at the game, who Tweeted about the occasion.

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