Hugh Jackman to perform one-man Broadway show

X-Men star will present a mixture of songs from musicals and Hollywood stories

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X-Men star Hugh Jackman will be ditching his adamantium claws and bushy sideburns this winter to perform a one-man show on Broadway.

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The 42-year-old actor will be singing songs from musicals with the backing of an 18-piece orchestra for Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, which will also feature a selection of Hollywood stories.

New York’s Broadhurst Theatre will play host to the new show from 25 October to 20 December.

Jackman has many stage credits to his name and won a Tony award for his performance in 2004’s The Boy from Oz, the first Australian musical to reach Broadway.

“I can’t believe it’s been seven years since I was singing and dancing on Broadway. There is nothing like performing on the Great White Way and I’m so excited to be coming ‘home’,” said the star in a statement.

His last Broadway performance was in 2009, appearing in a non-musical role alongside Daniel Craig in police thriller A Steady Rain.

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Jackman’s next project following his stage show will see him star alongside Russell Crowe in Tom Hooper’s film adaptation of Les Misérables.