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Hugh Jackman rehearses for 'The Music Man' in new video

Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway in The Music Man, which has replaced executive producer Scott Rudin with Kate Horton. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI
Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway in "The Music Man," which has replaced executive producer Scott Rudin with Kate Horton. File Photo by Rune Hellestad/ UPI | License Photo

June 22 (UPI) -- Hugh Jackman is rehearsing for his upcoming role in the Music Man.

The 52-year-old actor shared a video Tuesday on Instagram of himself rehearsing in a studio.

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The footage shows Jackman performing a tap dance routine with the help of an instructor keeping time.

"Inching ever closer to the bright lights of Broadway. #onsale #WelcomeKateHorton #themusicman," he captioned the post.

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Deadline reported Tuesday that Kate Horton will replace Scott Rudin as executive producer of The Music Man. Horton previously ran the Royal Court Theatre in London and held executive roles at Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre.

Rudin stepped back from Broadway in April after apologizing for his "troubling interactions with colleagues."

Producers announced Tuesday that the Music Man will open Dec. 20 on Broadway.

News first broke in March 2019 that Jackman will return to Broadway in a revival of The Music Man, a musical with book, music and lyrics by Meredith Wilson. The musical follows Harold Hill, a con man who poses as a band organizer.

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