Hugh Jackman Kicks Off Prudential Center’s Stellar Fall Lineup

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman will bring the hit concert tour “The Man. The Music. The Show.” to the Prudential Center {25 Lafayette Street, Newark; 973.757.6625;} on Sunday, October 6.

See the hilarious and highly talented Australian actor, also known for his film roles in “X-Men,” “Van Helsing,” and “Kate and Leopold,” demonstrate his Broadway-best performing hit songs from “Les Misérables,” for which his role as Jean Valjean earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 2013. Also discover other numbers including tunes from “The Greatest Showman,” “The Boy From Oz,” and much more all to the soundtrack of a live orchestra.

The tour, produced by AEG Presents and TEG-Dainty, kicked off in the UK in May and performed in parts of North America through June, stopping everywhere from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, to Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

“We are thrilled to welcome Hugh Jackman to Prudential Center,” said Sean Saadeh, executive vice president of entertainment at the Prudential Center. “Jackman is an icon in the entertainment space, and over his four-decade career he has shown the world that he is one of the most versatile actors and performers of our time. ‘The Man. The Music. The Show.’ World Tour is a natural fit in our versatile lineup of shows at Prudential Center.”

A top 10 internationally ranked arena, the Prudential Center is nestled in the central business district in Newark, staging world-class sports and entertainment acts from MTV’s VMA Awards Show and KISS this past summer. Ushering in over 2 million guests per year, the premier center is also home to the National Hockey League’s New Jersey Devils, who are three-time Stanley Cup Champions, Seton Hall University’s NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball program, and the Grammy Museum Experience Prudential Center. This East Coast outpost features educational programming and interactive exhibits, both permanent and traveling, including a spotlight on GRAMMY winners hailing from New Jersey.

“One of Prudential Center’s driving goals is to continue to expose the New Jersey region to a diversity of live musical performances that might inspire future generations of performers, singers, songwriters, and musicians to pursue the arts,” said Saadeh. “We are excited about the shows slated to take place to Prudential Center in the fall, including Mary J. Blige and NAS, Backstreet Boys, Joel Osteen’s A Night of Hope, Hugh Jackman, and Bad Bunny.”

A limited number of exclusive VIP packages for “The Man. The Music. The Show.” are available for sale and include an impressive selection of reserved-seat tickets, custom merchandise, and more. For more information go to

By Lianna Albrizio