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Hugh Jackman to Play Houdini on Broadway

Posted: Dec. 1st, 2008  |  By JustLuxe TeamThe Affluent Lifestyle Guide
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Arts & Culture: If you enjoy indulging in some of the world's best theatres, then rejoice. Fresh from being nominated as People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, Australian actor Hugh Jackman may be the next Houdini.

Hugh has already played a magician in the movie, "The Prestige," and is now set to play Harry Houdini, the world's most famous magician on Broadway. According to press notes, "HOUDINI, An Original Musical ultimately deals with the human yearning for astonishment and miracles-both manmade and supernatural-and the quest to defy death."

Although Houdini isn't set to make its debut until the spring of 2010, Hugh is already getting tips from magician extraordinaire Ricky Jay, who was also featured in the Prestige film.

The play features top-notch behind the scenes workers as well. Acclaimed composer Danny Elfman will be writing the music for the big budget Broadway musical, reports the Daily Express, with two-time Tony nominee David Yazbek writing the lyrics. Kurt Andersen, a former magazine editor and radio host in New York, is said to be working on the script. Designer David Rockwell is set to create the sets and co-produce the show, alongside Scott Sanders, who brought The Color Purple to the New York stage, say sources.

The new play will mark Hugh's return to Broadway, after winning a Tony Award in 2004 for his Broadway portrayal of Australian songwriter and performer Peter Allen in The Boy from Oz. Hugh is no stranger to the stage, having formerly starred in Trevor Nunn's staging of Oklahoma! at Britain?s National Theatre and award-winning work in productions of Sunset Boulevard and Beauty and the Beast in his homeland.

Hugh is currently starring in Baz Luhrmann's latest epic film Australia. The official cast for the production is set to be announced at a future date.

For LxM Carly Zindermann
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