Hugh Jackman to sing show tunes in San Francisco
March 24th, 2011
05:11 PM ET

Hugh Jackman to sing show tunes in San Francisco

Shooting for "The Wolverine" may be delayed now that Darren Aronofsky has dropped out as director, but Hugh Jackman is getting another chance to demonstrate his prowess. The actor is set to do a two-week concert gig in which he'll perform his favorite Broadway and Hollywood musical tunes, according to The Wrap.

"Hugh Jackman in Performance" will run at San Francisco's Curran Theatre from May 3-15. Tony-winner Jackman, who will be backed by a 17-piece orchestra, is expected to perform numbers from his hit 2003 Broadway show "The Boy from Oz," as well as other popular show tunes from both stage and screen.

Before heading to Hollywood, the Aussie actor made his name in Melbourne musicals throughout the '90s, playing Gaston in "Beauty & the Beast" and starring in "Sunset Boulevard." In 1998, he played Curly in a London production of the classic "Oklahoma!"

Jackman is now expected to return to Broadway in a musical about legendary magician Harry Houdini.

Do you prefer him as an action hero or song-and-dance man?


soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Victor

    I find it very difficult to recocile the idea that Wolverine likes to sing Broadway show tunes.

    Maybe they should recast the role like they did for the new Spiderman film.

    March 25, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. derp

    "Hugh Jackman to sing show tunes in San Francisco"

    Dude, just come out of the closet already.

    March 25, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Homer

    This guy will be singing show tunes too if his career keeps faltering.
    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3pFFW_NqNE&w=640&h=390]

    March 24, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Superhiro

    If you sing in broadway, you should be banned from playing wolverine. End of story.

    March 24, 2011 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |

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