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Hugh Jackman Almost Wasn't Wolverine, Bette Midler Used to Be a Real Monster & More Lessons of the Week

Hugh Jackman Almost Wasn't Wolverine, Bette Midler Used to Be a Real Monster & More Lessons of the Week

Another week has come and gone on the Great White Way, and as always, we've scoured the recent crop of headlines to deliver the most important lessons we learned. Before scouring the Black Friday sales circulars, feast your eyes on these valuable tidbits!


A Monsoon Is the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Hugh Jackman
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Ouch! Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Has Cancerous Cells Removed from Nose

Ouch! Tony Winner Hugh Jackman Has Cancerous Cells Removed from Nose

Even X-men have to use sunscreen! In a very sincere post to his Instagram account, Broadway hunk Hugh Jackman revealed to his followers that he recently had cancerous cells removed from his nose.

The above photo of his nose in bandages was accompanied by this humbling statement, “Deb [Jackman’s wife] said to get the mark on my nose checked ...

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Joan Rivers Pines for Orlando Bloom, Ricky Martin Wants to Go It Alone and More Lessons of the Week

Joan Rivers Pines for Orlando Bloom, Ricky Martin Wants to Go It Alone and More Lessons of the Week

As the lights come down on another busy week on Broadway, we’ve learned a ton of fascinating lessons from our favorite stars. From Jonathan Groff's HBO sexcapades to Lesli Margherita's poop-topped cookie, check out what we've learned from all the cool (and borderline crazy) stuff that's come our way in the last seven days.


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Hugh Jackman Is ‘Very Interested’ in Geoffrey Rush's Drowsy Chaperone Film (and Not a Wolverine Musical)

Hugh Jackman Is ‘Very Interested’ in Geoffrey Rush's Drowsy Chaperone Film (and Not a Wolverine Musical)

By pure coincidence, Aussie actors Hugh Jackman and Geoffrey Rush were both in the audience at Broadway’s Big Fish on November 13—and if Jackman has his way, the duo could soon be starring together in the forthcoming film adaptation of The Drowsy Chaperone. The Tony winner, who previously said that the film’s script had “just hit my ...

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Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush & More Experience the Extraordinary Tale of Big Fish

Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush & More Experience the Extraordinary Tale of Big Fish
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Big Fish reeled in quite the star-studded crowd on November 13, when Tony winner Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Tony winner Hal Linden caught the larger-than-life new musical on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (who worked with Jackman in the 1998 West End revival of Oklahoma!) Big Fish tells the story of ...

Fantasia Barrino, Adriane Lenox & the After Midnight Company Savor a Jazzy Opening Night Celebration

Fantasia Barrino, Adriane Lenox & the After Midnight Company Savor a Jazzy Opening Night Celebration
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If you love great music and fabulous dancing, get tickets right this minute for After Midnight, which opened on November 3 at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Fantasia Barrino, Dule Hill & Adriane Lenox lead the cast of this swinging musical, perfectly staged by Warren Carlyle and featuring the incomparable Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars. Broadway.com made the scene along ...

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman & More Go Back in Time in X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen, Hugh Jackman & More Go Back in Time in X-Men: Days of Future Past Trailer

Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are currently starring on Broadway as the responsible Vladimir and absent-minded Estragon, respectively, in Waiting For Godot (they're also playing Hirst and Spooner in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, which is playing in rep with Godot), but they are perhaps more well-known as Professor X and Magneto in the X-Men film franchise ...

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Oscar Winner Bill Condon Will Rewrite Hugh Jackman's Planned P.T. Barnum Movie Musical

Oscar Winner Bill Condon Will Rewrite Hugh Jackman's Planned P.T. Barnum Movie Musical

Filmmaker Bill Condon (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn) is set to rewrite the script for a planned movie musical starring Tony winner and Oscar nominee Hugh Jackman as circus showman P.T. Barnum. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Greatest Showman on Earth will be directed by visual effects artist and commercial director Michael Gracey.

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Duncan Sheik Debuts at 54 Below, Sutton Foster Gets Cozy & Reeve Carney Flies Away in This Week's Datebook

Duncan Sheik Debuts at 54 Below, Sutton Foster Gets Cozy & Reeve Carney Flies Away in This Week's Datebook

What’s happening in New York City this week besides the return of pumpkin spice lattes? Lots! From concerts to a double dose of off-Broadway openings, we've got all the scoop on the top events for stage fans. Read on for details on Tony winner Sutton Foster highly anticipated return to NYC, the opening of Horton Foote's The ...

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Stephen Schwartz Is ‘Writing Away’ on Houdini for Hugh Jackman; Chicago Premiere Planned Before 2014 Run

Stephen Schwartz Is ‘Writing Away’ on Houdini for Hugh Jackman; Chicago Premiere Planned Before 2014 Run

The man behind the music of two of Broadway’s biggest musicals right now (Pippin and Wicked) has another new musical coming down the pike, Houdini, starring Tony winner Hugh Jackman. According to a recent interview with the Associated Press, the musical may make a Chicago debut before landing on Broadway as part of the upcoming 2014-2015 season.

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