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Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway in Jez Butterworth's drama.

Hugh Jackman Is Heading Back to the Great White Way in The River

Hugh Jackman Is Heading Back to the Great White Way in The River
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Hugh Jackman is set to return to Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s 'The River.'

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.

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