I hear Hugh mentions Wolverine a lot during his one-man show on Broadway, which officially opened last night to rave reviews. I'm going to see the show on Sunday.
Round up of all the reviews:
Below are 18 links to and excerpts from reviews of HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY:
New York Post theater critic Elisabeth Vincentelli writes: “There’s a new king on Broadway. Long live His Royal Hughness!”
And that pretty much summarizes the ecstatic critical reaction across the board for Hugh Jackman and his concert show, entitled HUGH JACKMAN, BACK ON BROADWAY, which opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre for a limited 10 week run through New Year’s Day.
This is the smash hit Broadway has been praying for all this fall season!
While all the reviews are positive-- and the majority are raves, including Ben Brantley in The New York Times -- it must be pointed out that there are also merely good reviews that quibble on one or two counts: that this show is more nightclub than Broadway and/or that Mr. Jackman should be interpreting, as more of his own, a less standard repertory of songs.
For a peek into opening night, Julie Chang for Fox Television Channel 5 in New York covered the red carpet and went backstage to talk to Hugh Jackman after the show. Click here to view that video (Time: 3:23).
For the latest video of performance highlights and a new montage, click here. And for the opening night curtain call video, check that out here.
How does Hugh Jackman prepare for his performances. Cindy Adams has that story. Click here to read.
I think the NY Times review is one of my favorites: