Hugh Jackman announces ‘Broadway to Oz’ national tour

Sydney, Aug 24 (IANS) Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman has announced a national concert tour based on his sold out Broadway show “Hugh Jackman: Back on Broadway”.

Jackman announced the upcoming arena concert tour here on Monday, promising a high-octane show that takes the audience on a musical journey through his career.

Jackman will put on his tux and his Wolverine claws for the tour to his native Australia later this year.

The “Broadway To Oz” concert show will play major arenas in five cities and is structured as a personal journey through Jackman’s life, from early days in outback Australia through successes in musical theater and Hollywood stardom, reports

“’Broadway to Oz’ is a dream come true. This is the show I’ve always wanted to bring home,” Jackman said in a statement.

Jackman’s career began in Australia in the 1990s with starring roles in “Sunset Boulevard” and “Beauty and The Beast” during which he met his wife, co-star Deborra-Lee Furness.

Roles in Australian independent films “Paperback Hero” and “Erskineville Kings” were followed by Hollywood successes including “The Prestige”, “The Fountain”, “The X-Men” franchise and its “Wolverine” spinoff.

“Broadway To Oz” is produced by Robert Fox for The Dainty Group. The show starts in Melbourne on November 24, touring through Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, before closing in Perth on December 15.

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