Hugh Jackman stars in The Boy from Oz, a new musical that tells the dazzling, funny and heart-breaking story of the great entertainer Peter Allen, from his humble beginnings growing up in the Australian outback through a meteoric rise to fame as an international star who would go on to sell out week-long engagements at Radio City Music Hall. Singing in country pubs from age 11, Peter Allen survived family tragedy to become a local TV star at age 16. Discovered by Judy Garland, he married her daughter Liza Minnelli and went on to become a beloved performer and an Oscar-winning songwriter.
Allen's hits include "Everything Old is New Again," "I Go to Rio," "I Honestly Love You," and the Academy Award-winning "Arthur's Theme." These and many other of his songs are included in the score of this show. Hugh Jackman (X-Men) stars as Peter Allen. Tony winner Jarrod Emick (Damn Yankees) plays Allen's companion, Greg. Isabel Keating plays Judy Garland. Stephanie J. Block plays Liza Minnelli.
The Boy from Oz features the music and lyrics of pop superstar Peter Allen, with a book by Martin Sherman (Bent). Collaborators on the score and lyrics include Adrienne Anderson, Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Michael Callen, Christopher Cross, Tom Keane, Marsha Malamet, Dean Pitchford, and Carol Bayer Sager.