"I'm surprised Hugh would pick such an old-fashioned show. Honestly, I have no interest in seeing it."
He is arguably PERFECT for the part, other than being just a little too old for it, and that will scarcely matter. The show is considered an all-time classic, and many people would argue that the show is "old-fashioned" only in a good way. I expect this will be one of the biggest hit Broadway musical revivals in history.