ByCBSNews.com CBSNews.comCBS/APSeptember 14, 2011, 9:36 AM
Hugh Jackman heading back to Broadway
Hugh Jackman liked his record-setting Broadway run so much that he's handcuffing himself to a future musical about Harry Houdini. Producers said Wednesday that Jackman will star as the famed illusionist in "Houdini," which is scheduled to reach Broadway during the 2013-14 season. Jackman's one-man show, "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," closed on Jan. 1 and grossed $14.6 million over its 10-week run. He won a Tony Award in 2004 for his role in "The Boy from Oz."
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Jackman will be accompanied at the Broadhurst Theatre by an 18-piece orchestra and will perform his favorite musical numbers. He's already fine-tuned the show in San Francisco and Toronto.
Jackman was in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Oklahoma!" at the National Theatre in London and made his Broadway debut portraying the 1970s singer-songwriter Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz," for which he received the 2004 Tony.
The actor, who plays Wolverine in the "X-Men" movie franchise, was last on Broadway in 2009 with Daniel Craig in the drama "A Steady Rain." He'll be seen next in the film "Real Steel," which hits theaters on Oct. 7.