Hugh Jackman's Greatest Showman-inspired tour: Everything you need to know

Actor set to embark on arena tour in May

Clémence Michallon
New York
Wednesday 20 February 2019 19:46
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Hugh Jackman will soon embark on a live tour across Europe and America.

The Australian actor and singer, who is performing on Tuesday at the Brit Awards, announced the tour in the wake of the success of The Greatest Showman, the musical film released in December 2017.

Jackman plays ringmaster PT Barnum in the film, which also stars Zac Efron, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson and Zendaya.

Dubbed Hugh Jackman: The Show, the tour will see Jackman perform songs from various musicals, beginning in Glasgow in May and ending in Hollywood in July.

Here is everything you need to know about Hugh Jackman’s world tour:

What songs will he sing?

Jackman is set to perform tunes from The Greatest Showman, of course, but also from Les Misérables, having starred in the 2012 film adaptation as Jean Valjean.

His répertoire will also include songs from The Boy from Oz, the Broawday play that earned him a Tony Award in 2004.

The actor and singer will also include more picks from other Broadway shows and movies.

He will be accompanied by a live orchestra throughout the tour.

When is the tour taking place?

Jackman’s tour is currently set to kick off on 7 May in Glasglow.

It will continue for a bit more than two months, with Jackman playing regular gigs every few days.

The tour is set to wrap up on 20 July in Hollywood.

Where will he perform?

Jackman’s tour will begin in the UK – namely in Glasgow, with later dates in Manchester, Birmingham and London.

The actor will travel to Germany, the Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Ireland, before heading to the US in Texas, Illinois, Minnesota, Michigan, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, DC, Georgia, Florida, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, and California.

The North American leg of his tour will also see him perform in Canada.

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How much do tickets cost?

It depends on the venue and on the type of tickets.

Tickets for Jackman’s shows at the London O2 Arena range from £47.75 ($62.50) to £87.50 ($114).

Access to his performances at New York City’s Madison Square Garden currently costs between $90 (£68.75) and $249 (£190).

Is anyone joining Jackman on tour?

Jackman has said that Robbie Williams will join him at some point during the tour.

“I’m a big fan of having guests on tour, concerts should feel like something happened that night that couldn’t happen anywhere else,” he told Capital’s Marvin Humes.

“So, I don’t know if I should say, but Robbie’s going to join me at one point.”

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