The Boston Globe gave Hugh Jackman a glowing review after attending his opening night curtain call for Hugh Jackman, Back On Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre in New York City last night (November 10th). During his one-man show, Jackman wasn’t afraid to seek out certain audience members, one of whom dazzled him. Literally.
“Wow, you are sparkly,” Jackman told a woman in the front row who was wearing a leopard-print dress, oversized tinted glasses and a heavily sequined jacket. “You’ve got nothing on me, sweetie,” he later told her from the stage, clad in his gold lame costume from The Boy From Oz. The lucky audience member finally gave her the sequined number, which Jackman put on a member of his stage crew. This had the audience in fits of laughter.
The Globe‘s Peter Kennedy wrote of Jackman’s performance:
His voice is like the show — strong and sweet, but not terribly enlightening. His song interpretations are decidedly run-of-the-mill, straight down the middle, but nice. He works hard, stripping off his suit coat and then rolling up his sleeves, sweat stains visible. By the end, he’s thanking his orchestra, high-fiving members of the audience and getting a standing ovation.
We have GOT to get tickets for this show.