Tony Awards performance: Hugh Jackman, LL Cool J, T.I. rap 'The Music Man' (Video)

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Jun 08 2014 22:22 pm
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On paper, having Tony Awards host Hugh Jackman rip out a rap just doesn't sound like a good idea. Sure, he can carry a show tune but you just don't think of "Wolverine" getting jiggy. And to make matters even more dubious, he was to be joined in this musical merriment by LL Cool J and T.I.

But it turns out that it kind of worked.

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Questlove took "Rock Island," the opening patter song from the 1957 Best Musical champ "The Music Man," and laid a new track down. Jackman started off using the original rhythm devised by composer Meredith Willson before declaring that it was time to take this Broadway classic into the 21st century. 

To see how Hugh and the others fared, take a look at the video version below. 

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