Hugh Jackman to Play Vegas; Wolfe to Direct

News   Hugh Jackman to Play Vegas; Wolfe to Direct Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman will follow in the footsteps of Peter Allen, the late entertainer he memorably played in Broadway's The Boy From Oz.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman

Jackman will play Las Vegas, one of Peter Allen's more frequent concert destinations. Jackman will kick off his world concert tour in April when he plays the Wynn Resort. Caroline, or Change's George C. Wolfe will direct the Jackman concert, which will also boast choreography by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. Liz Smith also reports that Jackman's show will feature a troupe of dancers.

Hugh Jackman received a Tony Award for his portrayal of the late Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. He received an Olivier Award nomination for his work in the London revival of Oklahoma! and an MO Award for his performance as Joe Gillis in the Australian production of Sunset Boulevard. Jackman's film credits include "The X-Men," "Someone Like You," "Swordfish," "Kate and Leopold" (Golden Globe nomination) and "Van Helsing."

As previously reported, the Wynn Resort will also host the West Coast premiere of the Tony-winning musical Avenue Q. The Vegas production of Q will be seen in the 1,200-seat ($40 million) theatre within Wynn Las Vegas Resort and Country Club, a new $2.5-billion casino resort set to open in April.