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!

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also 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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