With Fox’s The Wolverine movie likely not starting production for at least a couple more months, Hugh Jackman decided to do what any Hollywood star with some free time would do — sing! Starting May 3, Jackman will perform at San Francisco’s Curran Theatre in a two-week show featuring the actor singing his favorite Broadway and Hollywood numbers. In the production, aptly titled Hugh Jackman in Performance at the Curran Theatre, the X-Men actor will be backed by a 17-piece orchestra.
It’s a spontaneously gutsy decision, but Jackman’s clearly got the musical background for this kind of extravaganza. After all, he won the 2004 Tony Award for best actor in a musical for The Boy From Oz, in which he portrayed the Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen. And Jackman’s done this sort of concert before, albeit as a one-night-only gig in 2005 at Las Vegas’ Wynn Resort. The real question now is: What will Jackman perform at the Curran Theatre? In addition to Oz, the guy has starred in the musicals My Fair Lady, Sunset Boulevard, Oklahoma!, Carousel, and even Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. (Fast-forward to 2:28 in this video to see Jackman as the villainous brute Gaston).
But, of course, Jackman’s not limited to just his own repertoire. PopWatchers, please offer him some suggestions — which songs should Wolverine serenade his audience with?