Hugh Jackman to Star in “The Music Man” Revival

Hugh Jackman. Photo by Vianney Le Caer/REX/Shutterstock (9254874ae)

Hugh Jackman is headed to Broadway, again!

The 50-year old Australian actor will star in a revival of the 1957 classic musical The Music Man. 

The 2020 revival will bring back to the stage Meredith Willson’s musical classic. Jackman’s involvement in the production was annoyed by producer Scott Rudin on Wednesday. The news was then confirmed by the lead man on Twitter, by posting a photo of a suitcase and trombone with a luggage tag reading “Professor Harold Hill.” The actor captioned the image: “The Music Man. Broadway. October 22, 2020.”

“The first musical I was ever part of was the phenomenal The Music Man,” said Jackman in a statement. “The year was 1983, and I was at Knox Grammar School in Sydney, Australia. I was one of the traveling salesmen, and I think I can actually (almost) remember that unforgettable opening number! That was probably the moment when the magic of theater was born in me. The idea of bringing The Music Man back to Broadway has been lurking in the back of my brain for a long time, maybe even for 35 years. When Scott Rudin called me with that very idea, I was floored. To finally be doing this is a huge thrill.”

This isn’t the first time Jackman will take the Broadway stage — he previously starred in The Boy From Oz, a performance which earned him a Tony Award.