With a Twitter post on Thursday, November 29, movie star Hugh Jackman revealed the news we’ve all been secretly hoping for our whole lives: he will soon be departing on a world tour to perform the show tunes from his hit movies Les Miserables and The Greatest Showman, as well as various other Broadway favorites!
During the tour, entitled The Man. The Music. The Show, Jackman will travel to the U.S., Europe, Australia, and New Zealand alongside a 26-piece orchestra and 30 singer/dancers. He couldn’t contain his excitement during an appearance on The Today Show:
“This is a big dream come true for me… I’m singing, I’m dancing, I’m telling stories. I love going to a concert when I feel something happened that night that could only happen that night… I’m just gonna have a party.”
Jackman owes his early career to success on the musical stage—he was reportedly cast as The Wolverine in X-Men after being seen acting in a West End production of Oklahoma! He would later go on to win a Tony for his performance in The Boy From Oz, and would even host the Tonys himself in 2004.
This won’t be Jackman’s first time returning to the stage for cabaret show—in 2011, his review Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, sold out theaters in New York, San Francisco, and Toronto.
Twitter is just glad Jackman is doing what he loves!
— MissG (@Oggs26) November 29, 2018
He’s definitely one of the nicest and talented actors in today’s times!
— Common Sense Watch! (@FelixFelix7070) November 29, 2018
He basically comes out and does this for an hour and a half pic.twitter.com/748tZw4JXj
— Randy Savage (@OOOHYEAAHHH) November 30, 2018
Go ahead, Hugh!
Never heard of an actor doing anything like that, fantastic!
— Southsidesman (@southsidesman) November 30, 2018
imagine hugh jackman performing "this is me" live on his world tour in 2019 pic.twitter.com/ItWDNIETbU
— déia (@partygirlu2) November 30, 2018
HUGH JACKMAN IN A WORLD TOUR IN 2019
MUSICAL LES MISERABLES THE GREATEST SHOWMAN BROADWAY
AROUND THE WORLD
I'M FREAKING OUT
THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE pic.twitter.com/W0eBUZDdlR
— déia (@partygirlu2) November 29, 2018
Jackman will be glad to know we’re all scrambling for tickets! This could be a once-in-a-lifetime show.
— The A.V. Club (@TheAVClub) November 29, 2018