Hugh Jackman is hanging up Wolverine's claws and breaking out the tap shoes on behalf of the Motion Picture & Television Fund.
The Oscar nominee and Tony winner will transplant his critically acclaimed one-man show from Broadway to Los Angeles for a one-night-only performance benefiting the Hollywood non-profit.
"Hugh Jackman…One Night Only" will take place Saturday, October 12, 2013, at The Dolby Theatre and marks Jackman's first time performing the evening of show tunes in Southern California. The event is co-chaired by Jim Gianopulos, chairman and CEO of 20th Century Fox, and his wife Ann, both of whom are longtime supporters of MPTF.
This is not the first time Jackman has helped out the organization. In 2007 he performed and co-hosted the organization’s “A Fine Romance" evening of entertainment.
The MPTF offers a long list of charitable programs for industry veterans, such as financial assistance for rent, mortgage, food and extraordinary healthcare issues.
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“Through Jim Gianopulos I became aware of MPTF’s deep roots in Hollywood and their amazing work helping entertainment industry colleagues in need and the simple concept of taking care of our own,” Jackman said in a statement. “Films, television and theatre have brought me great success throughout my career and it is one of my greatest pleasures to give back by putting on a show as a benefit to support MPTF.”