Peter Allen's signature tunes such as "Best That You Can Do" (Arthur's Theme), "Everything Old Is New Again," "I Honestly Love You," and "I Go to Rio" are among the songs featured in the show.
The Boy From Oz features the music of Allen with a book by Martin Sherman. The new musical began Sept. 16 at the Imperial Theatre on Broadway and opened Oct. 16.
Set in bars, nightclubs and concerts across the globe including Allen's homeland of Australia, The Boy from Oz is "a musical true story" of the late entertainer Peter Allen who was a protege of Judy Garland, and was briefly married to her daughter Liza Minnelli. Allen died of complications from AIDS in 1992.
Joining Jackman (as Peter Allen) in The Boy From Oz are Stephanie J. 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).
The song list includes "Overture," "The Lives of Me," "When I Get My Name in Lights," "Love Crazy," "Waltzing Matilda," "All I Wanted Was the Dream," "Only an Older Woman," "Best That You Can Do," "Don’t Wish Too Hard," "Come Save Me," "She Loves to Hear the Music," "Quiet Please, There’s a Lady On Stage," "I’d Rather Leave While I’m in Love," "Continental American," "Not the Boy Next Door," "Bi-Coastal," "If You Were Wondering," "Sure Thing Baby," "Everything Old Is New Again," "Love Don’t Need a Reason," "I Honestly Love You," "You and Me," "I Still Call Australia Home," "Don’t Cry Out Loud," "Once Before I Go" and "I Go to Rio." Philip Wm. McKinley directs the Broadway musical with choreography by Joey McKneely. Patrick Vaccariello serves as music director. Orchestrations are by Michael Gibson. Ben Gannon and Robert Fox produce. Nick Enright is credited with the original book.