Hugh Jackman announces world tour, performing The Greatest Showman and Les Miserables songs

Hugh Jackman has announced he will embark on a world tour called The Man. The Music. The Show. in which he'll perform songs from the record-breaking soundtrack to his film The Greatest Showman.

The Wolverine star will be accompanied by a live orchestra, and will also sing tunes from Les Miserables and other hits from film and Broadway.

As Rolling Stone points out, the massively popular soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, starring Jackman alongside Zac Efron and Zendaya, has sold more copies than any other album in the US this year.

Earlier this month, a new version of the album was released, titled The Greatest Showman: Reimagined, which includes covers from Pink, Missy Elliot and Panic! At The Disco.

Whether or not the Tony-Award-winning actor will ask any of all-star line up from the new album or the film to join him on stage remains to be seen. 

The arena tour will begin in May next year, travelling across Europe and the UK before ending in the US in July.

The Australian-born entertainer hasn't yet confirmed any dates for his home country or New Zealand, however The Greatest Showman: Reimagined remains in the Top 5 on the Kiwi album charts.