It's official: Hugh Jackman has the Broadway bug once again!
The actor has officially signed up to star in Aaron Sorkin's Houdini, which has music written by Stephen Schwartz and is to be directed by Jack O'Brien during the 2013-2014 season!
The actor explains:
“I have been deeply fascinated by the life of Harry Houdini since I was young, and in many ways I’ve been preparing for this role my whole life. I am thrilled to be collaborating with this collection of artists who are all at the top of their game.”
And Sorkin elaborates:
“Rather than being a biography, Houdini, told in a contemporary tone, tells the story of an epic battle that took place between the world’s greatest illusionist and a trio of women, known as ‘Spiritualists,’ who convinced millions of people, including the editors of Scientific American and The New York Times, that they could communicate with the dead,. The chance to collaborate with Stephen Schwartz, Jack O’Brien and Hugh Jackman on a new Broadway musical is a huge gift.”
Indeed, it is!
Talk about a dream team!
This is going to be absolutely incredible! We cannot wait!
Reserving tickets NOW! How about U??
[Image via WENN.]
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