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Lord of the Dance

Wolverine, waltzing? Hugh Jackman's new project -- The ''X-Men'' star will play Australian showman Peter Allen in Broadway's ''The Boy From Oz''

Hugh Jackman | SIDE OF SALSA Jackman shows he's got all the right moves
Image credit: Hugh Jackman Photograph by Brian Finke
SIDE OF SALSA Jackman shows he's got all the right moves

''X-Men'' fanatics, take a deep breath: Erstwhile mutant Hugh Jackman has traded his muttonchops for maracas, and he's dusting off his dancing shoes to play singer-songwriter-showman Peter Allen on Broadway. ''Peter was galvanizing on stage, an icon in Australia,'' says Jackman, currently rehearsing for an Oct. 16 opening. As this shot from the show's buoyant ''I Go to Rio'' number suggests, Allen was also famous for his outrageous antics: ''Hawaiian shirts, gold tap shoes, jumping on the piano, dancing with the Rockettes.'' Wolverine in a kick line? Oh ''Boy''...

Originally posted Aug 22, 2003 Published in issue #724-725 Aug 22, 2003 Order article reprints
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