Ramin Karimloo to Produce and Star in HOUDINI Musical?
According to Winnipeg Free Press, West End star Ramin Karimloo, who will soon be starring in the 25th Anniversary concert of The Phantom of the Opera, might be 'producing and starring in "Houdini, the Musical" in London at the end of next year.' Broadway-bound Hugh Jackman has long been rumored to be working on a Houdini-based project, but it remains umknown whether the two are one in the same.
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Harry Houdini, one of the world's most famous and stupefying escape artists, was known to constantly up the ante. Throughout his career, the magician seemed capable of outwitting any restraint or obstacle - from handcuffs to jail cells to underwater traps and underground caves to thick walls. The only exception was his inability to satisfy his driving, obsessive quest to challenge the limitations of being human. HOUDINI, An Original Musical ultimately deals with the human yearning for astonishment and miracles-both manmade and supernatural-and the quest to defy death.
Karimloo is one of the notable actors to play both the roles of Raoul and the Phantom in the West End's production of The Phantom of the Opera. He also originated the role of the Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, which continues the story of The Phantom of the Opera.
Additional stage credits include les Miserables, Miss Saigon, and Jesus Christ Superstar.