Hugh Jackman is set to return to Broadway in 2020, this time starring as Harold Hill in a revival of “The Music Man.”
The musical, which is slated for an October 22, 2020 opening night, will be produced by the rare EGOT-title holder, Scott Rudin.
Jackman previously cited the 1957 show as his introduction to musical theater as a high schooler. When he hosted the 2014 Tony Awards, Jackman, along with T.I. and LL Cool J performed a rap version of the song, “Rock Island,” which opens the show.
Though Jackman first gained widespread recognition for his role as X-Men team member Wolverine/Logan, he’s no stranger to the stage. Jackman made his Broadway debut as Peter Allen in 2003’s “The Boy from Oz” and won a Tony for his role. He returned to Broadway in 2009’s “A Steady Rain” and 2014’s “The River.”