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Houdini Will Make Magic on Broadway in 2014 'If All Goes Well,' Says Star Hugh Jackman

Houdini Will Make Magic on Broadway in 2014 'If All Goes Well,' Says Star Hugh Jackman
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'Houdini,' starring Hugh Jackman, is eyeing Broadway following a late-2013 workshop.

Houdini, a new musical starring Hugh Jackman as the iconic illusionist, is still on track for a 2014 Broadway opening despite Newsroom writer Aaron Sorkin’s departure from the production, according to an interview with Garrett Vogel of Elvis Duran and the Morning Show. “We’ve got a final workshop at the end of this year,” Jackman told the Z100 radio personality. “So if all goes well next year, we’ll be bringing [Houdini] to Broadway.” After snagging an Oscar nod for his performance in the screen adaptation of Les Miserables and earning a Tony Award for The Boy From Oz, Jackman clearly has the magic touch when it comes to musicals, and we’re hoping Houdini is no exception!

Featuring a score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and directed by Jack O’Brien (Hairspray), the musical will have a new book by an as-yet unannounced author. No premiere dates, theater or further casting have been announced at this time.

In addition to The Boy From Oz, Jackman has appeared on Broadway in A Steady Rain and a hit solo show, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway. The star’s many film and TV credits include Australia, Swordfish, Kate & Leopold, Real Steel, The Prestige and the X-Men series, including The Wolverine, which is set to hit theaters July 26. Jackman will also play P.T. Barnum in the forthcoming 2014 movie musical The Greatest Showman on Earth.

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