After over 10 years since his last Broadway musical appearance, Hugh Jackman is finally returning to the stage.
According to Popsugar, Jackman will be taking on the role of Harold Hill, in the upcoming revival of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man. Hill is the charismatic con-man that shows up in River City, Iowa, and attempts to run a scam on the city. He pretends to be a marching band organizer and schemes to skip town after collecting money for band outfits and instruments. However, Hill meets his foil in Marian, the town librarian, who sees through his charade.
Jackson will be making his Broadway return in a musical role, for the first time since 2003. That year marked Jackson’s Tony-winning Broadway debut in the Peter Allen bio-musical The Boy From Oz. The Greatest Showman actor announced his involvement with the new project by tweeting a photo of a trombone and suitcase with a luggage tag reading “Professor Harold Hill,” and adding that the show would open on Oct. 22, 2020.
Jackson shared his excitement for The Music Man, saying: “The first musical I was ever part of was the phenomenal The Music Man… 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,” he continued. “When Scott Rudin called me with that very idea, I was floored. To finally be doing this is a huge thrill.”
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