Jackman will play a one-night, by-invitation-only engagement in Las Vegas, one of Peter Allen's more frequent concert destinations. Jackman will play the brand-new Wynn Resort with his concert act, which boasts direction by Caroline, or Change's George C. Wolfe and choreography by Wonderful Town Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall.
According to a recent report in the New York Post, Jackman is also considering bringing this new show to Broadway for a limited engagement. The Tony-winning actor will also return as host of this year's Tony Awards telecast.
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, the new $2.5-billion casino resort that opened April 28 at midnight. Avenue Q makes its Vegas arrival in September.