Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tony Award winner, Hugh Jackman returns to Broadway after 6 year absence in, "A Steady Rain"

Broadway fans are abuzz with excitement as two of the biggest names in Hollywood, Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig, are co-starring in the upcoming play, A Steady Rain. Writer Adam Green has written a new article about Jackman's return to Broadway, six years after his triumphant Tony award winning turn as Australian singer-songwriter, Peter Allen, in The Boy from Oz.

Adam Green writes:
Musical theater, like nature, abhors a vacuum, especially one caused by the prolonged absence of Hugh Jackman. Not that anyone’s counting, but it’s been six years since the man who is Wolverine made his Broadway debut in The Boy from Oz, bowling over audiences, winning a Tony, and raking it in at the box office as the flamboyant Australian singer-songwriter Peter Allen. The subsequent void has been filled by endless speculation and fervent prayer. Jackman’s name has been attached to every musical production from last season’s revival of Pal Joey to a short-lived singing-and-dancing adaptation of Gone With the Wind, and I have no doubt that somewhere, a producer is dreaming of him in the title role of Hello, Dolly! This month, Jackman is finally back where he belongs—on the New York boards—but he’s trading in his tap shoes for a badge and a gun to play a cop gone bad in the Chicago playwright Keith Huff’s lean, nasty, decidedly unmusical psychological thriller, A Steady Rain. READ MORE

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Hugh Jackman, Daniel Craig on Broadway in "A Steady Rain"