If you haven't seen "The Greatest Showman" yet...first of all, what are you doing with your life? And second, go watch it right this very second. The musical starring Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Zendaya and oodles of other celebs is, IMO, one of the best of recent years. Sure, it didn't do super well with the critics (and only has 55 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, SMH), and it will never top the perfection that was "Mama Mia: Here We Go Again," but it is still a delight to watch and sing along to. Just ask my mother.
Lucky for us Wolverine fans, the ever-talented Hugh Jackman just announced that he will be going on tour next year. A one-man show that will span cities in the U.S., Europe, Australia and New Zealand, the actor will be hitting the road to perform songs from "The Greatest Showman" as well as "Les Misérables" and "The Boy From Oz," the latter of which he won a Tony award for.
“This is a big dream come true for me… I’m singing, I’m dancing, I’m telling stories,” he told the "Today" show. “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.”
The 50-year-old will be backed by a 26-piece orchestra and 30 backup singers and dancers. A big feat, considering he hasn't headlined a similar show since he took the stage in 2011 for "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway." That said, Jackman is no stranger to the spotlight, owing much of his success to his time on stage. He spent a majority of the '90s performing, earning a name for himself in the London Royal National Theatre's production of "Oklahoma!"
"This is bucket list time," Jackman said on Instagram, announcing that he would be performing a few pieces from the show in Rockefeller Center next week.
"The Man. The Music. The Show." hits the road in 2019.