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Hugh Jackman to perform Broadway show

Hugh Jackman
Image caption Jackman has previously performed the show in San Francisco and Toronto

X-Men star Hugh Jackman is to perform a one-man Broadway show, singing songs from musicals with the backing of an 18-piece orchestra.

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The 42-year-old frequently treads the boards - he appeared in a 1998 revival of Oklahoma! at London's National Theatre, and won a Tony award for his role in 2004's for The Boy From Oz.

He will perform at the Broadhurst Theater from 25 October to 20 December.

"I can't believe it's been seven years since I was singing and dancing on Broadway," Jackman said in a statement.

"There is nothing like performing on the Great White Way and I'm so excited to be coming 'home'."

The actor, who hosted the Oscars in 2009, has previously taken the show to San Francisco and Toronto.

Jackman last performed on Broadway in 2009, taking a non-musical role alongside Daniel Craig in Keith Huff's police thriller A Steady Rain.

Following his Broadway stint, the Australian actor will reportedly star with Russell Crowe in Tom Hooper's film adaptation of Claude-Michel Schonberg's musical Les Miserables.

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