It looks like Hugh Jackman can’t resist seeing his name in lights! The 45-year-old actor, who is currently gearing up to host the Tony Awards on June 8, recently revealed that he’s coming back to Broadway.
“I’m doing a play called `The River,’ a Jez Butterworth play. So I’m really looking forward to treading the boards here on Broadway,” he told the Associated Press.
The show, which centers around a fisherman living in a remote cabin who is visited by two of the women in his life, will mark Jackman’s fourth stint on Broadway. Directed by Ian Rickson, “The River” will co-star will Cush Jumbo and Laura Donnelly. Previews begin Oct. 31 at the Circle in the Square theatre, with an opening date set for Nov. 16.
But before Jackman can concentrate all his efforts on the big stage, he’s busy ensuring that his hosting duties go off without a hitch. “I’ve done it three times, the Tonys. For me it’s one of the best shows out there,” he revealed. “It is one of the most accepting, generous audiences you can ever get at Radio City Music Hall. I never take for granted how lucky I am to be embraced by that community. After all, I’m an Aussie, but I’ve always felt at home there.”