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Tuesday, 15 November 2011 11:24

HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY Breaks Broadhurst House Record for Second Time



$1,247,650 for the week ending November 13, 2011


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Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway broke The Broadhurst Theatre box office record for the second time last week with a gross of $1,247,650 for the week ending November 13, 2011.  Past members of the Broadhurst’s million dollar club are:

700 Sundays starring Billy Crystal (week ending 5/22/05): $1.061 million

Hamlet starring Jude Law (week ending 12/6/09): $1.000 million

The Merchant of Venice starring Al Pacino (week ending 1/2/11): $1.175 million

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway (week ending 10/30/11): $1.211 million)

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway opened on November 10, 2011 to rave reviews:

{module ad_left_body}“The impossibly talented, impossibly energetic Mr. Jackman is a glorious dinosaur among live entertainers of the 21st century: an honest-to-gosh old-fashioned matinee idol who connects to his audiences without a hint of contempt for them or for himself. A movie star with a major action franchise, Mr. Jackman says he’s happiest as a song-and-dance man, the kind who conducts mass flirtation with a wink, a wriggle, a firmly handled melody and maybe a cane and some tap shoes.”

– Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“No matter your age, gender or sexual orientation, the Australian star will melt you into a puddle of blissed-out goo. It’s called mega-wattage charisma, and they don’t teach it in school. There’s a new king on Broadway. Long live His Royal Hughness!”

– Elisabeth Vincentelli, The New York Post

“There are movie stars, and there are all-around entertainers. On the evidence of Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, Hugh Jackman is definitely the latter. Not since Liza Minnelli have we seen such command of the stage and repertoire by a solo artist.”

– Thom Geier, Entertainment Weekly

Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman returns to the New York stage for a 10-week engagement in Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).  The production runs through January 1, 2012.

Accompanied by an 18-piece orchestra, Hugh Jackman performs a personal selection of his favorite musical numbers that reflect on the stage and film star’s remarkable life and career, from The Boy from Oz to Hollywood.  Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway follows recent sold-out runs in San Francisco and Toronto.   

The creative team for Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway includes Warren Carlyle (Direction and Choreography), Patrick Vaccariello (Musical Direction), John Lee Beatty (Scenic Designer), Ken Billington (Lighting Design), William Ivey Long (Costume Designer), John Shivers (Sound Design), and Alexander V. Nichols (Projection and Video Design).  Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway is produced by Robert Fox and The Shubert Organization.

For tickets contact, 212 239 6200, or go to The Broadhurst Theatre box office. Tickets start at $68.50, and student tickets are available at every performance.


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