Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman, who last appeared on Broadway for the play ‘The River’, which ran from October 2014 to February 2015, has made his comeback to theatres.
The Tony winner, 53, received an enthusiastic and long ovation at New York City’s Winter Garden Theater on Monday night, where he appeared in the first preview performance of the revival of Meredith Wilson’s The Music Man.
The actor shared a snippet of his entrance scene on social media, on Tuesday. The same clip also appeared on ‘The Music Man”s official’s handles.
In the video, Jackman appears for the first time on stage as lead character Harold Hill, a con man salesman who poses as a band organizer to sell instruments and uniforms to naïve Midwestern townsfolk.
Meredith Wilson’s ‘The Music Man’ first premiered on Broadway in 1957, starring Robert Preston and Barbara Cook as his love interest, Marian the librarian. It went on to win five Tony awards, including trophies for both stars and the coveted best musical prize (beating out West Side Story), reports people.com.
In the new revival, directed by Jerry Zaks, Jackman stars alongside fellow Tony winner Sutton Foster. Shuler Hensley, Jefferson Mays, Jayne Houdyshell, Rema Webb and Phillip Boykin also star.
The Music Man officially opens on Broadway on February 10, 2022.