Hugh Jackman Expresses ‘Frustration’ Following COVID-19 Diagnosis; Will Miss ‘The Music Man’ Performances

Key Factors

  • Hugh Jackman attended this year’s Tony Awards on Sunday
  • Standby actor Max Clayton will engage in Jackman’s position in “The Songs Guy” till June 21
  • This is the second time the actor has tested beneficial for the disease

Hugh Jackman will not be capable to just take the phase for the upcoming demonstrates of his Broadway musical “The Music Gentleman” after screening optimistic for COVID-19.

Jackman made the announcement on his Instagram webpage Monday just hours soon after attending this year’s Tony Awards.

“I have frustratingly analyzed constructive for Covid. Again. My standby, the astonishingly gifted @maxmclayton will step in for me,” Jackman reported in a video message. “What is actually most annoying is I never get to see him carry out! I have reported it ahead of, and will say it a million occasions a lot more … Maxi and all the standbys, swings and understudies all over the planet, you are the genuine heroes of theater. You give daily life to the saying ‘the exhibit ought to go on.'”

In Jackman’s absence, Max Clayton will perform the role of legendary con person Harold Hill in the musical comedy from Tuesday right up until June 21.

In the clip, Jackman pointed out he and Clayton had been functioning together for the musical for above two several years and called the standby actor “definitely amazing.” The 53-12 months-previous actor stated he is “disappointed” because he will not be in a position to see Clayton and the entire solid carry out on phase.

“But I will be cheering you on in my heart, Max. To absolutely everyone and to the full solid of ‘The Songs Man’ I loathe not staying there with you. I’ll be back again as before long as I can,” the Australian actor explained.

Jackman very first analyzed positive for COVID-19 previous December, two months before the official opening of “The New music Guy.” His co-star Sutton Foster analyzed positive a handful of days afterwards, which induced the show to terminate a handful of performances till the actors recovered from COVID-19.

The revival of Meredith Willson musical comedy is a box business office success and has set a report for the optimum week of ticket sales considering that the beginning of the pandemic, Selection reported. Its highest collection was in mid-March when it acquired $3.5 million in a 7 days. Jackman obtained a finest actor nomination at this year’s Tony Awards for his role in “The Music Person.”

In image: Hugh Jackman speaks onstage all through World wide Citizen Presents Worldwide Intention Dwell: The Feasible Desire at St. Ann’s Warehouse on September 26, 2019 in New York Metropolis. Picture: Noam Galai/Getty Illustrations or photos for Global Citizen

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