Home Theater Hugh Jackman’s Solo Broadway Show Does $1.2 Mil in First Week

Movie star Hugh Jackman’s solo musical show took in $1.2 million in its first week on Broadway. It finished 5th for the week, behind big deal musicals “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “Book of Mormon,” and “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark.” This is a pretty cool accomplishment considering that Jackman is one guy versus these huge casts. And his show doesn’t actually open until next Thursday, November 10th. Jackman is a rare contradiction in show business–a combination song and dance man, and action star. A Singing Wolverine! Well, good for him, he’s a lovely guy. Now, if only his producers will let in critics from the Outer Critics, Drama Desk, and then maybe Hugh will get some nice special awards next spring!

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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