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Hugh Jackman's Houdini Musical May Open in 2012!

Hugh Jackman's Houdini Musical May Open in 2012!

Hugh Jackman is returning to Broadway to star in a musical about famed magician Harry Houdini!

The team behind the production includes The Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and composer Danny Elfman, who estimates the show could open in early 2012!

“We all have high opes that Aaron‘s going to come through and do some good stuff,” Danny tells EW.

The first reading of the script has been scheduled for January.

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21 Responses to “Hugh Jackman's Houdini Musical May Open in 2012!”

  1. 1
    Katra Says:

    YES YES YES!!! Another chance to see Hugh on Broadway!!!

  2. 2
    may Says:

    yes!! hugh is going back to broadway.

  3. 3
    Payday Says:

    Eww, he looks rough!

  4. 4
    applause Says:

    Hugh Jackman in a live performance is unmatchable!

    He is a true Broadway triple- threat talent – can sing, can dance, can act…and sometime soon he can probably do some magic tricks, too!

    Can’t wait!

  5. 5
    Jokergurl Says:

    I would watch Hugh Jackman reading a phone book, he’s such a hunk and talented too, he danced circles around Beyonce when he hosted the Oscars, nice voice too. I’m just waiting for him to put the mutton chops back on and do some slicing and dicing as Wolverine again.

  6. 6
    Patricia Says:

    Yes, Yes and Yes¡¡¡ I wish I live in Usa and could see Hugh in Brodway¡¡

  7. 7
    marymargaret Says:

    Yes! I hope he winds up this silly Wolverine stuff and hurries back to
    Broadway. I can’t imagine singing and dancing in a Houdini play, but if anybody can do it, Jackman can, and do it perfectly. If he can come close to his great performance in The Boy From Oz it will be dazzling.

    I would sell my farm for a DVD of The Boy From Oz, and probably for this one when it gets here…

  8. 8
    Janeway Says:

    I would love to see him on Broadway again, he was fantastic in the boy from OZ. But it is very expensive to go there. What I would really like to see him do a movie musical. Someone that talented should be seen by all!

  9. 9
    criss Says:

    that would be pure gold!!! he is so talented and hot!!

  10. 10
    Payday Says:

    I’m shocked, wasn’t he hot at one time? He lost it.

  11. 11
    Payday Says:

    Maybe it’s the gayness.

  12. 12
    Conny Says:

    Oh YES, !!!
    But why can`t he come to europe, London would be a great place for such a musical. I mean, I like America but it`s too far away from me !
    Or like Janeway writes: please Hugh, make a movie musical and the rest of the world will be very happy !!

  13. 13
    marymargaret Says:

    Jackman is not gay, and he has not “lost it”.. He does not “flaunt it” like celebrities tend to do, but lives quietly with his wife and children.

    Why do they not make DVDs of Broadway shows? I bought the Oklahoma! DVD of when Jackman performed it in London. If they can make DVDs of London shows, why can’t they make DVDs of Broadway shows? .

  14. 14
    Droversgirl Says:

    YES!! Will enjoy so very much seeing Hugh in the musical “Houdini”. On pins and needles waiting for the opening!!! He’s a multi talent and a true gentleman and family man to boot!! How much better could it get? As for a movie musical, that is coming up!! It’s in the news!!! Carousel is right around the corner for Hugh!! Yay!!!! Can’t wait!!!

  15. 15
    Critique Says:

    Payday, whoever you are, you don’t know what you’re taking about, and I think you’re just being ridiculous. Losing his hotness? Huh? Let me remind everyone that Hugh was People’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2008. And he is one of the most talented performers I’ve ever seen on stage.

  16. 16
    Carol A Says:

    Jackman is a Broadway lucky charm. He was awesome in The Boy From Oz. He will be amazing as Houdini. He is magical without trying!!!!

  17. 17
    Juliesagmemberfor46years Says:

    How is this great talent going to do Houdini so soon with another Wolverine and Les Miserable on his schedule. Yes I want to see all his projects. He is such a great personality.
    I want to train a 6 year old family member to be another Hugh Jackman. At age 6, he wants to be a comedian and like Hugh, has great Charisma. He has been funny ever since he was in the cradle and I hope to be around to see what this kid turns out to be. He is very special and is fun to watch develop. I wish I lived closer to NYC to take him to lessons and auditions. The child and his family live in Connecticut. I’ve been an actress and in SAG for 46 years.

  18. 18
    Juliesagmemberfor46years Says:

    How is this great talent going to do Houdini so soon with another Wolverine and Les Miserable on his schedule. Yes I want to see all his projects. He is such a great personality.
    I want to train a 6 year old family member to be another Hugh Jackman. At age 6, he wants to be a comedian and like Hugh, has great Charisma. He has been funny ever since he was in the cradle and I hope to be around to see what this kid turns out to be. He is very special and is fun to watch develop. I wish I lived closer to NYC to take him to lessons and auditions. The child and his family live in Connecticut. I’ve been an actress and in SAG for 46 years.

  19. 19
    Juliesagmemberfor46years Says:

    How is this great talent going to do Houdini so soon with another Wolverine and Les Miserable on his schedule. Yes I want to see all his projects. He is such a great personality.
    I want to train a 6 year old family member to be another Hugh Jackman. At age 6, he wants to be a comedian and like Hugh, has great Charisma. He has been funny ever since he was in the cradle and I hope to be around to see what this kid turns out to be. He is very special and is fun to watch develop. I wish I lived closer to NYC to take him to lessons and auditions. The child and his family live in Connecticut. I’ve been an actress and in SAG for 46 years.

  20. 20
    MME Says:

    I am not going to write any books.

  21. 21
    paul b Says:

    The line up of talent on board for this musical is extrordinary,Hugh Jackman singing,acting and doing magic tricks,what more could you ask.? Hopefully Samantha Barks from Les Mis will be invited to join the cast.

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