Hugh Jackman recently gave up his Wolverine’s hand claws and picked up Harold Hill’s hat as The Music Man. He also paid tribute to one of those unsung heroes after a performance. Hugh Jackman paid tribute to understudies at Broadway for their immense contribution to theatrical performances, according to CNN.
Jackman went from applauding Broadway performers for their bravery in the face of the pandemic to revealing that he has tested positive for Covid-19. The two-time Tony Award winner, who will feature in the upcoming Broadway revival of “The Music Man” in February, revealed his diagnosis in a video posted to his verified Instagram account on December 29.
Hugh Jackman has returned to Broadway! Following a struggle with COVID-19, the 53-year-old actor announced his return to The Music Man on Thursday. Jackman is seen wearing a white face mask outside of the production’s theatre as he shares the happy news in an Instagram video.
I can’t tell you how good this moment feels. Yes, we’re back… To all those people who had tickets for the last 10 days, I’m so sorry. I hope, I pray, that you’ll have a chance to reschedule, but … I’m so excited to be back and to bring this show — which is just pure joy and full of hope and belief and faith — back to Broadway.
Jackman captioned his post: “We’re back!!!! C’mon @musicmanbway cast and crew. Feels so good. #broadway.” Sutton Foster, Jackman’s costar in The Music Man, stated a week before his positive COVID test result that she had tested positive for COVID. She also praised the understudies for stepping up in her post.
The Music Man cast began their preview performances on Dec. 20. The show will officially open at the Winter Garden Theatre on Feb. 10, 2022. Are you excited about Hugh Jackman’s return?
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