The interview by Diane Sawyer will be featured in the 7:30 AM half-hour on Sept. 15 and the performance of the musical number "Not the Boy Next Door" will take place in the 8:30 AM half-hour on Sept. 16. The program airs 7-9 AM (ET), times are subject to change. Check your local listings.
The musical is set to start on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre Sept. 16 and opens Oct. 16.
The Boy from Oz is "a musical true story" of the late entertainer Peter Allen who was a protege of Judy Garland — and briefly married to her daughter Liza Minnelli. Martin Sherman (Bent) provides the libretto for the score which features the music and lyrics of the pop superstar.
Joining Jackman (as Peter Allen) in The Boy From Oz will be Stephanie Block (as Liza Minnelli), Beth Fowler (as mother Marion Woolnough), Isabel Keating (as Allen's mentor and mother-in-law, Judy Garland), Jarrod Emick (as Allen's companion, Greg Connell), Mitchel Federan (as the young Peter) and Michael Mulheren (as father, Dick Woolnough, and the manager-promoter Dee Anthony).
Allen's collaborating songwriters represented in the score include Adrienne Anderson, Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Michael Callen, Christopher Cross, Tom Keane, Marsha Malamet, Dean Pitchford and Carol Bayer Sager. Philip Wm. McKinley directs the Broadway musical with choreography by Joey McKneely. Patrick Vaccariello will serve as musical supervisor. Orchestrations will be by Michael Gibson. Ben Gannon and Robert Fox produce.