Actor Hugh Jackman speaks during the US dollars 1 million Global Teacher Prize presentation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani, won this year's prize. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Hugh Jackman "Very Excited" To Be Heading Back To Broadway

March 25, 2019 - 9:30 am
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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager.

"I'm very, very excited about doing 'The Music Man'," he told The Associated Press.

The two-time Tony winner said he first performed the show in high school, and that it was the first musical he ever acted in.

"It's amazing I'm going back to it," he said.

As con man Harold Hill, Jackman will sing such favorites as "Ya Got Trouble," ''Seventy-Six Trombones" and "Gary, Indiana."

Jackman was speaking with the AP on Sunday at the Global Teacher Prize award ceremony in Dubai, where he announced the winner and performed musical numbers from his 2017 film "The Greatest Showman."

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