This musical has had several productions: on Broadway, in Australia and in the form of the international tour. On Broadway it opened in 2003, in October, in the Imperial Theatre. Hugh Jackman starred in it, which we all know for his roles in films about X men, where he depicted The Wolverine. This character could protrude sharp claws from his hands at the first request and in general, no one could kill him because of the particular mutation that renewed his body and he was additionally reinforced with the incredible metal alloy.
After the closure of the musical one year later (along with the completion of the contract of Hugh), the adaptation of musical was performed under the American audience.
Characters of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli – mother and daughter – were greatly enlarged to the public from US, (character of Liza was married on Hugh). It had 365 plays – the same number as the days of the year – and 32 more pre-showing. Philip W. McKinley was the director, choreographer – Joey McKneely. The main role possessed again Hugh Jackman, and other roles played by: J. Hill, S. J. Block, J. Emick, B. Fowler, I. Keating. Hugh has won several prestigious awards for his play – Tony and Drama Desk Award (both in 2004), and the musical received another reward, Drama Desk Award and four Tony nominations. The musical recouped its investment in a little more than USD 8 million.
Hugh Jackman is back with a reworked staging in 2006 (which was designed for large halls that can accommodate over 10 thousand spectators). Together with them, J. Gates, A. Toohey, R. Newton, S. Fahey-Leigh, C. Amphlett & D. Speedy played. In addition to them, it was 40 dancers, and when a musical went to Australia with the tour, it has a choir of more than 100 girls.
Peru staged a Spanish version of the musical.
Release date: 2003
Last Update:December, 23rd 2015
Boy From Oz, The lyrics list
- Act 1
- The Lives of Me Lyrics
- When I Get My Name in Lights Lyrics
- When I Get My Name in Lights (Reprise) Lyrics
- Waltzing Matilda Lyrics
- Love Crazy Lyrics
- All I Wanted Was the Dream Lyrics
- Only an Older Woman Lyrics
- Best That You Can Do Lyrics
- Don't Wish Too Hard Lyrics
- Come Save Me Lyrics
- Continental American Lyrics
- She Loves to Hear the Music Lyrics
- Quiet Please, There's a Lady on Stage Lyrics
- I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love Lyrics
- Not the Boy Next Door Lyrics
- Act 2
- Bi-Coastal Lyrics
- If You Were Wondering Lyrics
- Sure Thing Baby Lyrics
- Everything Old Is New Again Lyrics
- Everything Old Is New Again (Reprise) Lyrics
- Love Don't Need a Reason Lyrics
- I Honestly Love You Lyrics
- You and Me Lyrics
- I Still Call Australia Home Lyrics
- Don't Cry Out Loud Lyrics
- Once Before I Go Lyrics
- Finale: I Go to Rio Lyrics
- Tenterfield Saddler Lyrics