FROM Australia to Broadway and back again, the hit musical The Boy From Oz will call the stage of the Civic Theatre home in August.
The story of Peter Allen's life told through his catalogue of songs originally starred dancer Todd McKenney, followed by Hollywood heart-throb Hugh Jackman and now Newcastle-raised performer Grant Drury-Green.
"Each of us will obviously bring something new and different to the role," Drury-Green said.
"Todd has a strong dancing background, Hugh is a massive star and I have a bit more of a singing background."
Drury-Green, who cut his teeth with the Young People's Theatre group, is on a comeback from a long break from the stage.
"I hope I can capture the essence of a man who the world saw as a big brash star who was actually a very sensitive man," he said.
"I am trying to capture the character without being a caricature."
The show, directed by Julie Black, opens at the Civic Theatre on August 4 and runs until August 14.