Theater: Is That You, Wolverine?

Hugh Jackman ditches the whiskers to sing and dance on Broadway--willingly

When, as a youngster, Hugh Jackman crossed the street on his way to school, he would doff his little blue woolen cap to the drivers who stopped for him. It's not that he is excessively well-mannered, although he is, or that he grew up in a particularly genteel part of Sydney, Australia, although he did. It was one of the school's rules. And Jackman, who went on to be head boy of his expensive, tradition-bound school (students there still wear kilts), was always the type who played by the rules.

Until now, that is. Jackman, 35, has spent the past three...

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