Tony winner Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway in 2015! Although he recently dropped out of the new musical Houdini, he is now set to start in a play, Jez Butterworth's The River, according to The New York Post.
Jackman confirmed the story on his Instagram account, saying: "What you read in the NY Post is true. Not sure exactly when, but I'm really excited. A great team for The River... Can't wait to tread the boards again!!!"
Butterworth’s follow-up to the Tony-nominated Jerusalem, The River had a critically acclaimed run back in 2012 at London’s Royal Court Theatre. Running at only 80 minutes long, The River is the story of a man and a woman in a remote cabin on the cliffs on a moonless night. The three-hander originally starred Dominic West, Miranda Raison and Laura Donnelly.
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, Les Miserables and the X-Men series, including The Wolverine. The Oscar-nominated star is also planning to channel P.T. Barnum in a long-in-the-works movie musical The Greatest Showman on Earth, featuring a new screenplay by Oscar winner Bill Condon.