Hugh Jackman Confirms Greatest Showman Live Tour

OMG November 30, 2018 By Hugo

The Greatest Showman will be coming to a theatre near you after Hugh Jackman announced his first ever live world tour.

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Aptly titled "The Man. The Music. The Show", Jackman will be performing songs from the hit movie as well as from previous cinematic musicals such as Les Misérables on top of musical numbers from Broadway shows.

The ambitious show will be accompanied by a live orchestra and will allow Jackman to return to his first love of performing in front of a live audience.

While The Greatest Showman received a critical bashing, audiences couldn't get enough of the movie. The soundtrack alone shattered records.

In the UK album chart, it sat at number 1 for 11 consecutive weeks, matching the record previously set by Adele's groundbreaking album '21'.

Jackman, who once supplemented his acting career by working at a school in the U.K. got his first big break in Hollywood after being cast as Wolverine in the X-Men films. Thanks to his character's popularity, the film enjoyed various spin-offs and gave Jackman the profile needed to establish himself as one of the go-to actors in Tinseltown.

Now 50, Jackman's distinguished acting career isn't solely down to Hollywood credits. In the 90s, the Aussie won rave reviews for his performance in a London West End production of Oklahoma! which culminated in an Olivier 'Best Actor' award, the British equivalent of a Tony.

For those eager to see Jackman's talents in the flesh, tickets for the one-man show go on sale on on Friday 7 December, at 4 am Eastern at 1 am Pacific.  

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