Hugh Jackman "very excited" to be heading back to Broadway

Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi, center, actor Hugh Jackman, left, and Dubai crown prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, right, react after Tabichi won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi, right, reacts as actor Hugh Jackman, watches after the teacher won the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Kenyan teacher Peter Tabichi, right, listens to actor Hugh Jackman, after winning the $1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Tabichi is a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Actor Hugh Jackman performs a song-and-dance number at the US dollars 1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani, won this year's prize. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Actor Hugh Jackman hugs Bronx teacher Melissa Salguero during the US dollars 1 million Global Teacher Prize in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani, won this year's prize. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
Actor Hugh Jackman speaks during the US dollars 1 million Global Teacher Prize presentation in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 24, 2019. Kenyan educator Peter Tabichi, a science teacher who gives away 80 percent of his income to the poor in the remote Kenyan village of Pwani, won this year's prize. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Hugh Jackman says he's looking forward to coming back to Broadway next year as a classic roguish traveling salesman in a play he first performed in as a teenager.

"I'm very, very excited about doing 'The Music Man'," he told The Associated Press.

The two-time Tony winner said he first performed the show in high school, and that it was the first musical he ever acted in.

"It's amazing I'm going back to it," he said.

As con man Harold Hill, Jackman will sing such favorites as "Ya Got Trouble," ''Seventy-Six Trombones" and "Gary, Indiana."

Jackman was speaking with the AP on Sunday at the Global Teacher Prize award ceremony in Dubai, where he announced the winner and performed musical numbers from his 2017 film "The Greatest Showman."

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