Hugh Jackman sets Broadway return

Shows opens in November at the Broadhurst

Details are locked in for Hugh Jackman’s return to the Main Stem with his song-and-dance act, now titled “Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway,” set for a 10-week run this fall.

Ever since the show previously known as “Hugh Jackman in Concert” won raves in a Toronto run earlier this summer, the thesp’s visit to the Rialto was more a matter of when than if. Jackman is one of Broadway’s true bankable stars, with a hit stint in the 2003 outing of tuner “The Boy from Oz” followed up by the boffo B.O. logged during the limited run of 2009 play “A Steady Rain,” in which he co-starred with Daniel Craig. He’s also a fave of the legit community, having hosted the Tony Awards three times.

Biggest obstacle to his return was his busy film sked, but a recent shift in his calendar helped clear the way.

The new stage show sees Jackman, backed by an 18-piece orchestra, singing some of his favorite musical theater tunes and reminiscing about his life. The show received a mixed critical reception in its San Francisco preem last year, but thanks to changes incorporated into the show, reviews were notably improved in Toronto.

Warren Carlyle, choreographer of the current revival of “Follies,” provides the show’s musical staging and choreography. Robert Fox produces with the Shubert Organization, owners of the “Jackman” venue, the Broadhurst Theater.

“Hugh Jackman” begins previews Oct. 25 ahead of a Nov. 10 opening. Show will stick around through the annual Yuletide box office bonanza, shuttering Jan. 1.

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