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Hugh Jackman on How Nothing Is as It Seems in Broadway's The River

Dive into the spooky world of Jez Butterworth's new drama at the Circle in the Square Theatre. logo

When playwright Jez Butterworth found out that Hugh Jackman was interested in appearing in his new drama, The River, after a brief run at London's Royal Court, the dramatist and his team put the show on the fast track to Broadway. Now the mysterious play is getting ready to start previews, on Halloween no less, at the Circle in the Square Theatre. What attracted an actor of Jackman's caliber to a role simply titled "The Man"? Fly-fishing and a pair of lovely ladies, here played by Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo. The playwright and trio of actors explain for TheaterMania the spooky ride audiences will take amid The River.