Hugh Jackman Comes Back to Broadway in Jez Butterworth’s ‘The River’

Hugh Jackman is coming back to Broadway in a new play by Jez Butterworth.

The River will star Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and will be directed by Ian Rickson.

The show will open on Sunday, November 16th on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).  Previews begin Friday, October 31.  The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015.  On sale dates will be announced in coming weeks.

The River was first developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and was subsequently produced by the Royal Court Theatre.  It was presented from October 18-November 17, 2012 in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed by Mr. Rickson, also featuring Ms. Donnelly, who makes her Broadway debut alongside Ms. Jumbo.

Here’s the synopsis: A remote cabin on the cliffs, a man and a woman, and a moonless night.  Jez Butterworth’s THE RIVER asks when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?  The writer director team who brought you Jerusalem returns with a bewitching new story.

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