Oh, so much excitement. Not only is Hugh Jackman in every single movie coming out this fall (The Fountain, The Prestige, Happy Feet, a.k.a. The Dancing Penguin Movie), but he’s going to be in a musical again. On the big screen.
Unfortunately, this movie musical is going to be Carousel. Blech. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s worst. It’s a hugely important musical in the history of musicals, but as far as I’m concerned, its only real contribution to society is that it provided “You’ll Never Walk Alone” for Eddie the Computer to sing in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (book, not movie).
Still, there will be dancing. And larger numbers of people will get to see Hugh Jackman for the singing-and-dancing sensation that he truly is.
So far he’s reprising Gordon MacRae’s musical roles . . . I think he needs to branch out. What musical remakes (or first-makes) would you like to see him in?
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