Hugh Jackman at the Curran
Bask in the presence of Hugh Jackman - also known as Wolverine, People’s Sexiest Man Alive, and award winning...everything. Who wouldn’t want to loll respectfully in the presence of all that? Especially as he’s serenading you with a voice that kills on Broadway - though many of us would be perfectly happy to listen to him read aloud from the phone book.
Possibly best known for his role in X-Men, Jackman has also starred opposite Nicole Kidman in Baz Luhrmann’s epic Australia and Rachel Weisz in The Fountain. He was served up as the object of somewhat irrational hatred on Scrubs and of gay man adoration on Will and Grace. He won a Tony for his performance in The Boy From Oz and an Emmy for hosting the 2004 Tony Awards, at which point his resume starts to go meta. Needless to say, the man has talent.
I admit to a probably futile hope that he'll jump out in front of his 17-piece orchestra dressed as Wolverine, as that would be awesome. Dear Mr. Jackman: Please consider the Wolverine costume. We are weird in San Francisco and would enjoy that.
May 3-15. Curran Theatre, 445 Geary Street. Tickets start at $40 at 888-746-1799 or shnsf.com.