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Hugh Jackman Goes from Screen to Stage

Direct from Tinseltown—by way of Australia, London and Broadway—Hugh Jackman brings his all-singing, all-dancing, all-dramatizing act to T.O. from July 5 to 17.

Following a sold-out premiere engagement in San Francisco, Hugh Jackman returns to the city where he filmed his first Hollywood movie, and he’s brought with him song, dance, drama and tales of life in the spotlight—all part of his show, Hugh Jackman in Concert.

The Australian star is a man of many roles, from the aggressive Wolverine in the X-Men series to an ambitious scientist in The Fountain, so it’s only fitting that he would treat his fans to a unique show that reflects an extensive performance history and his varied talents. Jackman’s career has taken him from productions of Beauty and the Beast and Sunset Boulevard in his native land to a critically acclaimed staging of Oklahoma! in London. More recently, Broadway audiences were captivated by his performance as Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz, which earned him a Tony Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. He’s even garnered praise as a host of both the Oscars
and Tony Awards.

During this 90-minute show, Toronto viewers can expect the same charm, exuberance and derring-do that Jackman has displayed time and again. His hit-filled repertoire, backed by an 18-piece orchestra, includes such musical-theatre classics as “O What a Beautiful Morning,” “As Time Goes By,” “Staying Alive,” and “Over the Rainbow,” plus an extended Billy Bigelow soliloquy from Carousel. The effusive actor also interacts one-on-one with audience members and offers poignant anecdotes about growing up in Australia, family life and a career spent trodding the boards and in front of the camera.

Princess of Wales Theatre (300 King St. W.), Tuesday to Saturday 8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m., $49 to $130; call 416-872-1212 or click here to purchase tickets.

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