Hugh Jackman’s song-and-dance tour coming to Pittsburgh
Hugh Jackman has added a Pittsburgh date to his first world tour, with “The Man. The Music. The Show” coming to PPG Paints Arena on Oct. 9.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. May 3 at hughjackmantheshow.com.
American Express card members can purchase tickets from April 29 at 10 a.m. through 10 p.m. May 2. A limited number of VIP packages, including custom merchandise, will be available.
Jackman will perform hit songs from Broadway and film, including “The Greatest Showman” and “Les Misérables.” The tour kicks off May 7 with 26 shows across Europe before coming to North America on June 18 for 33 dates.
Jackman garnered fame for his 2004 Tony Award-winning turn on Broadway as the 1970s singer/songwriter Peter Allen in “The Boy From Oz.” Songs from that musical also will be included on the tour.
He received his first Academy Award nomination in 2013, for Best Actor, for his performance in “Les Misérables, based on the popular stage show created from Victor Hugo’s novel. Jackman’s portrayal of Jean Valjean also earned him a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical, as well as Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA Award nominations.
Most recently, he was nominated for a 2017 Golden Globe for his role as P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman.”
He’s also known for his metal claw-wielding character, Wolverine, in the blockbuster X-Men movie franchise.
Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Shirley at 724-836-5750, [email protected] or via Twitter .