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Hugh Jackman announces Australian theater tour

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Marilyn Malara
Australian actor Hugh Jackman watches the tennis on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships in London on Tuesday June 24, 2014. Jackman announced his intention to tour his home country with 'Back to Broadway' on Monday. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI
Australian actor Hugh Jackman watches the tennis on day two of the 2014 Wimbledon Championships in London on Tuesday June 24, 2014. Jackman announced his intention to tour his home country with 'Back to Broadway' on Monday. Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

SYDNEY, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman will take to the stage in a tour of his home country of Australia, the actor announced in Sydney Sunday.

The Wolverine actor will perform his 2011 stage show, Back to Broadway -- renamed Broadway to Oz for the local tour -- in five cities starting November.

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"I'm about to take off a big one from my bucket list," Jackman said following a thumbs up in his video announcement on Twitter.

"Broadway to Oz is a dream come true," he said in his official announcement. "This is the show I've always wanted to bring home."

The stage show will include songs and dance numbers performed by the Tony award-winning actor and feature 150 musicians and dancers.

The performances are produced by Robert Fox and will launch in Melbourne on Nov. 24. Jackman will also visit Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide before ending Dec. 15 in Perth.

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