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Hugh Jackman returning to Broadway with ‘The River’

Hugh Jackman will star opposite Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo in Jez Butterworth's drama about a solitary man caught between two women.

By: Press Trust of India | New York | May 9, 2014 4:18:34 pm
Hugh Jackman will host the 68th Tony awards next month. (AP Photo) Hugh Jackman will host the 68th Tony awards next month. (AP Photo)

Actor Hugh Jackman, who will host the 68th Tony awards next month, is returning to the Broadway stage with ‘The River’.

Jackman, a Tony-winner himself, will star opposite Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo in Jez Butterworth’s drama about a solitary man caught between two women. The play will begin previews on October 31 with the official opening set for November 16, said the Hollywood Reporter.

Jackman will play a reclusive fisherman living in a remote cabin on the cliffs high above a river, who takes a woman trout-fishing on a moonless night. Her disappearance sparks a mystery, making way for the arrival of another woman and suggesting that the fisherman is trying to recapture something from his lost past.

Donnelly and Jumbo are making their Broadway debut. Jackman won a Tony for lead actor in a musical in 2004 for his role as songwriter-performer Peter Allen in ‘The Boy From Oz’. He starred opposite Daniel Craig in ‘A Steady Rain’ in 2009, and returned in 2011 with ‘Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway’.

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