It's exciting news, but less exciting because he won't be starring in a musical. (We really miss The Boy from Oz…)
Sources are confirming that Hugh Jackman is in the pre-production stages of starring in a new stage play called Stories About McAlary.
Insiders reveal that there was a reading of the play last week, though that tidbit was meant to be kept a secret. Hugh is reportedly starring as the tough, heavy-drinking tabloid newspaper columnist Mike McAlary, who was HUGE during 80's & 90's.
In other words, before the Internet!
A pretty heavy role for Hugh, but we know the guy can handle it. He's so ridiculously versatile, he could play a chair and win a Tony.
We just were really hoping for some dancing and singing the next time he stumbled back onto The Great White Way!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: mike mcalary, new york city, stage play