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Hugh Jackman to return to Broadway in ?Houdini?

Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013/2014 season starring as America?s greatest showman in HOUDINI.

The New York Times reports:

Hugh Jackman, whose recent Broadway concert smashed several box office records, grossing $14.6 million in just 10 weeks, has committed to returning to Broadway in the 2013-14 season to star as the early-20th-century escape artist Harry Houdini in the long-gestating musical ?Houdini,? the lead producers of the project announced on Wednesday.

The musical will feature a score by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of ?Wicked? and ?Godspell,? and a book by Aaron Sorkin, who won the Academy Award for best adapted screenplay last year for ?The Social Network? and is the Emmy-winning creator of the NBC series ?The West Wing.? ?Houdini? will be directed by the Tony Award winner Jack O?Brien (?Hairspray?); Scott Sanders and David Rockwell are the lead producers.

Read the full article via THE NEW YORK TIMES