Make room for a lot of trombones. You know how many.
Hugh Jackman is finally making a return to Broadway in a forthcoming revival of The Music Man, he announced Wednesday. He'll play leading con man Harold Hill, marking his first time in a Broadway musical since his 2004 Tony-winning role in The Boy from Oz.
Hugh Jackman hinted at the announcement Tuesday, tweeting a picture of a briefcase with a nametag reading "Professor Harold Hill." He quickly deleted the tweet, then reposted the picture on Wednesday and confirmed his role. Scott Rudin will produce the show, Jerry Zaks will direct, and Warren Carlyle will choreograph, with all three reprising their collaboration on the 2017 revival of Hello, Dolly!, Playbill notes.
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Jackman's career thoroughly marks him as a music man, seeing as he just starred in the musical movie The Greatest Showman. He earned an Oscar nomination for another musical film, Les Misérables, and shot to theater stardom after his 1998 West End role in Oklahoma! Of course, you may know him as a certain furry hero in the X-Men series, who does not sing.
Before Jackman gets back to Broadway, he'll take on some much bigger stages in his arena tour, where he promises to play hits from stage and screen. Maybe a certain River City boys' band will provide accompaniment.
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