Hugh Jackman and wife Deborra-Lee Furness bundle up for a romantic stroll through New York City

His latest stage musical, The Music Man, debuted to critical acclaim this week.

And Hugh Jackman celebrated the occasion by taking a romantic stroll through New York City with wife Deborra-Lee Furness on Friday.

The long-term couple, who married in 1996, walked arm-in-arm during the outing.

Winner: Hugh Jackman celebrated his latest theatrical success by taking a romantic stroll through New York City with wife Deborra-Lee Furness on Friday

Winner: Hugh Jackman celebrated his latest theatrical success by taking a romantic stroll through New York City with wife Deborra-Lee Furness on Friday

Both were rugged-up in heavy jackets to keep them insulated against the arctic East Coast chill.

While Hugh covered up with a face mask, Deborra-Lee shielded her gaze behind a pair of round-framed, purple-tined sunglasses.

At one point Jackman threw up a peace sign for photographers.

Plunging temperatures: Both were rugged-up in heavy jackets to keep them insulated against the arctic East Coast chill

Plunging temperatures: Both were rugged-up in heavy jackets to keep them insulated against the arctic East Coast chill

The sighting comes after Hugh apparently turned back the clock this week.

The Aussie hunk looked nowhere near his age at the opening night of his new Broadway show, The Music Man, in New York on Thursday evening.

Jackman showed off his fresh haircut and incredibly youthful visage as he cuddled up to his co-star, Younger star Sutton Foster.

He looks YOUNGER!  Jackman, 53, looked nowhere near his age as he cuddled up to actress Sutton Foster at the opening night of their new Broadway show The Music Man in New York on Thursday evening

He looks YOUNGER! Jackman, 53, looked nowhere near his age as he cuddled up to actress Sutton Foster at the opening night of their new Broadway show The Music Man in New York on Thursday evening

The father-of-two was brave in a three piece suit and an open-neck white shirt underneath.

Meanwhile Sutton stunned in a burnt orange plunging silk gown accessorised with pearl jewels.

Hugh plays the role of Harold Hill in the famed musical, which tells the tale of a con man who poses as a band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive townsfolk.

Handsome: The Aussie actor flaunted his fresh haircut and incredibly youthful visage as he cuddled up to his co-star, Younger star Sutton Foster

Handsome: The Aussie actor flaunted his fresh haircut and incredibly youthful visage as he cuddled up to his co-star, Younger star Sutton Foster

Looking good!  The father-of-two was brave in a navy three piece suit and an open-neck white shirt underneath

Looking good! The father-of-two was brave in a navy three piece suit and an open-neck white shirt underneath

However, Harold has no music experience, and no plans to teach the locals, and librarian and piano teacher Marian, played by Sutton, quickly begins to see through his act.

When Harold helps Marian’s younger brother overcome his lisp, she begins to fall for him, and the rebel risks revealing his true identity to win her heart.

The musical first premiered on Broadway in 1957, and won five Tony Awards, before opening on the West End in 1961, and was later made into a film starring Robert Preston as Harold and Shirley Jones as Marian.

He was sidelined for more than a week in January after testing positive for Covid-19 at the end of last year.

Upon his return to the show, he shared a positive message with fans on Instagram.

‘All right, I can not tell you how good this moment feels – yes, we’re back, we’re back,’ said Hugh.

‘It’s Thursday, January 6th and we are back, going to work,’ he added.

Gorgeous: Sutton stunned in a burnt orange plunging silk gown accessorised with pearl jewels

Gorgeous: Sutton stunned in a burnt orange plunging silk gown accessorised with pearl jewels

The Music Man: Review

‘Jackman is like a coiled spring, effortlessly leaping onto desks, two-stepping with kids, tossing books into the air and pounding out a rhythm on his thighs. He’s even magnetic in a romantic clinch.

‘There’s a winking knowingness to the show, a quiet awareness that the tomfoolery is just that and the folks up there are killing it.

‘It starts on a train and feels like a ride you never want to stop. As the conductor says at the beginning: ‘All aboard!’

Mark Kennedy – Associated Press

The Aussie hunk, who tested positive for Covid-19 on December 28, apologized to fans who had tickets to see the show when he was sidelined.

‘To all those people who had tickets for the last 10 days I’m so sorry, I hope and pray that you have a chance to reschedule,’ he said.

‘I’m so excited to be back and to bring the show – which is pure joy and full of hope and belief and faith – back to Broadway.’

The Greatest Showman actor also had kind words for his colleagues as the Broadway community suffers during the Omicron wave.

He said: ‘To all the shows on Broadway, I’m thinking of you all, and everybody stay safe, be kind to each other and I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.’

The Music Man was among the shows that had to cancel performances due to the spike in Covid-19 cases as previews kicked off.

Opening night!  Hugh plays the role of Harold Hill in the famed musical

Opening night! Hugh plays the role of Harold Hill in the famed musical

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