Hugh Jackman - Hugh Jackman Plans Broadway Return

Hugh Jackman is set to return to Broadway to play Harry Houdini.

The 'Real Steel' actor will star as the famed illusionist in 'Houdini' which will be penned by 'West Wing' scribe Aaron Sorkin and is set to hit the stage in 2013 or 2014.

Stephen Shwartz, who wrote the music for 'Wicked' will provide music and lyrics.

Meanwhile, Hugh's latest Broadway role finished on Sunday (01.01.12) after raking in more than $2 million in its final week.

The one-man show saw the actor sing songs from musicals backed up by an 18-piece orchestra in 'Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway'.

The 43-year-old star - who last performed on Broadway in 2009 when he starred in a non-musical role alongside 'Casino Royale' actor Daniel Craig in Keith Huff's police thriller 'A Steady Rain' - has previously taken his show to San Francisco and Toronto.

He won an Outstanding Actor in a Musical accolade at the Tony Awards in 2004 for his Broadway performance of 'The Boy From Oz'.


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