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Monday 21 October 2019

Tickets snapped up as fans go crazy for the 'greatest showman' Hugh Jackman

 

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman. Photo: REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Conor McCrave

Conor McCrave

Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has sold out two nights at the 3Arena after announcing he would take to the stage for his first ever world tour.

The Australian actor turned singer has acted in a string of film musicals in recent years, including Les Miserables and more recently the surprise box office hit, The Greatest Showman.

Last week, he announced plans for a world tour performing the hits from the popular movies and other Broadway favourites, including a night at the 3Arena in Dublin next May.

Huge demand for the "showman" saw fans snap up tickets within minutes, prompting music promoters Aiken to add a second date immediately which also sold out.

The Oscar-nominated actor is set to perform to more than 25,000 Irish fans over two nights on May 30 and 31, 2019.

Complete with an orchestra, the tour is set to kick off with 12 dates across Europe and the UK, along with more than 20 dates across the US.

Jackman received an Oscar nomination for his performance in Les Miserables and took home a Golden Globe for his role in the movie, in 2013.

Earlier this year he also received a Golden Globe nomination for his lead role as PT Barnum in The Greatest Showman.

The original soundtrack for The Greatest Showman broke records worldwide, sitting in the number one spot for the biggest selling soundtrack of 2018.

Songs from the movie recently returned to the charts as singers including James Arthur and Kesha lent their vocals to a special remastered edition.

Along with performing songs from the movies he performed in, he will also belt out his own renditions of Broadway classics having made a name for himself in theatres in his native Australia and the UK early in his career.

Jackman won a coveted Tony Award for his stage performance as 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz in 2003.

He is set to take centre stage in The Front Runner, hitting cinemas in January.

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