As a high school student, Hugh Jackman wanted to play villainous traveling salesman Professor Harold Hill in Broadway’s The Music Man. He has fulfilled this dream – but everything must come to an end.
On the Toronto Film Festival red carpet, Jackman told The Associated Press that the revival will have its final showing at the beginning of the new year.
“Jan. 1 will be the last show. So we still have three and a half months left. So if you haven’t seen it, please come and see it,” Jackman said after speaking to his publicist.
Jackman said he had a blast on the show, which features two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster as his love interest. “I love it. I love the cast. I love everything about the show. The audience was amazing and I’m going to be sad,” he said.
The musical tells the simple story of Harold Hill, a traveling con man who convinces a small town in Iowa to start a band and sell them instruments in 1912, until love changes him. It includes classic songs like “Seventy-Six Trombones”, “Goodnight My Someone”, “Gary, Indiana” and “Till There Was You”.
The musical revival was postponed several times due to the pandemic, eventually opening in February. It was a box-office hit, regularly topping $3 million a week, even if it didn’t get much acclaim at the Tony Awards.
Jackman was in Toronto for the world premiere of The Son, the second part of Florian Zeller’s film trilogy. Anthony Hopkins took home Oscars for The Father along with Zeller and Christopher Hampton.
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