Hugh Jackman did something most Broadway stars would never do during Thursday's presentation of The Boy From Oz. He left the stage three times to check the score of the World Series game between the Cardinals and the Rangers, according to Tim McCarver's account during Friday's Game 7. Unfortunately, the FOX broadcasters did not say what innings this happened during, as the game went eleven innings. Also, it seems he is just a baseball fan, not a fan or either team. However, as The Boy From Oz is Jackman's own one man show, I suppose he can stop is to check scores as he sees fit.
The show's director seems to disagree with Hugh Jackman's strategy though as in September he reprimanded Jackman for stopping the show to give theatergoers the score of a Yankees game, during the final regular season series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Jackman stated, "I know what you're thinking; who's winning the baseball?' And the crowd goes mental and I could see all the guys wake up. I said, 'Let me find out for you boys." He went backstage, much as he did on Thursday, and retrieved the score before launching into his show. The director called Hugh Jackman's crowd pleaser unprofessional, but keeping the patrons happy and engaged is rule number one. Also, a very shrewd business move as husbands everywhere will remember Jackman's kindness if he has another show to which they can buy tickets.