Cuture: Hugh Jackman to star in Broadway production of The Music Man.

Hugh Jackman is to lead the cast in a brand new Broadway production of the classic musical, The Musical Man.

The Greatest Showman star will play Harold Hill - a the traveling salesman who cons the people of a small Iowa town into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he has no intention to organize.

Performances won’t begin until September 9th 2020, with an official opening confirmed for 22nd October,

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“The first musical I was ever part of was the phenomenal The Music Man,” Jackman said 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.”

He continues “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,” Jackman continued. “When Scott Rudin called me with that very idea, I was floored. To finally be doing this is a huge thrill.”

The Music Man sees a return to Broadway for Jackman, who last appeared on stage in 2003’s The Boy From Oz.

Before he begins his stint, he’ll travel the world with his one man arena show, in which he’ll perform songs from The Greatest Showman and other classic musicals.

Performances of The Music Man won’t begin until September 9th 2020, with an official opening confirmed for 22nd October, 2020.