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Three-time Academy Award and four-time Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz returns to Broadway with HOUDINI, an original musical about America's greatest showman.

Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, HOUDINI is presented by film and theatre producer Scott Sanders and David Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell will also design the sets for HOUDINI.

One of the world's most fascinating figures takes center stage in HOUDINI, an original and contemporary look at the life--and death--of America's first superstar.

Hugh Jackman Withdraws from Broadway-Bound HOUDINI Because of Time CommitmentHugh Jackman Withdraws from Broadway-Bound HOUDINI Because of Time Commitment
by BWW News Desk - December 23, 2013

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman has long been slated to return to Broadway starring as America's greatest showman in Houdini. Now according to Variety, the Tony winner has withdrawn from the production, which is now aiming for a Broadway run in the 2015-16 theatre season. (more...)

Hugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Now Aiming for Broadway Run in 2015-16 SeasonHugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Now Aiming for Broadway Run in 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2013

Just yesterday, it was announced that the Hartman Group, the Broadway press agency that was slated to represent the new musical, would close its doors in January 2014. Since then, Houdini producer Scott Sanders told the New York Times that the show is now aiming for a run in the 2015-16 theatre season. He told the NYT: "I'm very supportive of Michael's decision, as I think everyone is, because this is certainly the time in one's life to do something like this. We'll figure out how to successfully transition some of our projects to another firm or elsewhere." (more...)

HOUDINI Enlists Help of Illusion Designer Michael WeberHOUDINI Enlists Help of Illusion Designer Michael Weber
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2013

Stage and screen illusion designer Michael Weber is currently working with composer Stephen Schwartz on the upcoming Broadway musical Houdini, starring Hugh Jackman. (more...)

Hugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Musical to Hold Third Workshop; Broadway in A Little Over a Year?Hugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Musical to Hold Third Workshop; Broadway in A Little Over a Year?
by BWW News Desk - September 19, 2013

Stage and screen star Hugh Jackman told the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye that he has plans to hold a third workshop for Houdini and hopes to bring the musical to Broadway 'within a year or 18 months'. The actor is also searching for two-to-four weeks during which he can bring his one-man show to London. (more...)

Hugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Musical to Play Chicago Prior to Broadway?Hugh Jackman-Led HOUDINI Musical to Play Chicago Prior to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - August 29, 2013

According to the Associated Press, the highly-anticipated new Houdini musical, which will feature stage and screen star Hugh jackman in the ttle role might have a out of town tryout before moving on to New York. Houdini composer Stephen Schwartz recently revealed thathe hopes the musical will play in Chicago prior to a Broadway run in the 2013-14 season. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Plans for HOUDINIVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Plans for HOUDINI
by Movies News Desk - July 24, 2013

While promoting his new film 'Wolverine' in a red carpet interview yesterday, Hugh Jackman spoke with Elvis Duran and The Morning Show about his upcoming Broadway musical, Houdini. (more...)

Aaron Sorkin Writing Book for New Broadway Musical?Aaron Sorkin Writing Book for New Broadway Musical?
by BWW News Desk - June 21, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, earlier this year, Aaron Sorkin withdrew as librettist of the upcoming Broadway production Houdini, starring Hugh Jackman. Now in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, he revealed that he's deveoping another musical for Broadway. When jokingly asked if he'd ever write dance sequences into his television scripts, Sorkin resopnded: ' Well, I'm going to be doing a Broadway musical, and there will be plenty of extended dance sequences.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Hugh Jackman Chats HOUDINI on 'Inside the Actor's Studio'VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Hugh Jackman Chats HOUDINI on 'Inside the Actor's Studio'
by TV News Desk - February 13, 2013

Bravo shines the spotlight on multi-talented star, and 2013 Oscar nominee, Hugh Jackman, as he returns to the 'Inside The Actors Studio' stage for a second time, premiering tonight, February 13 at 8PM ET/PT. Check out the sneak peek below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Hugh Jackman Chats HOUDINI on 'Inside the Actor's Studio'VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Hugh Jackman Chats HOUDINI on 'Inside the Actor's Studio'
by TV News Desk - January 31, 2013

Bravo shines the spotlight on multi-talented star, and 2013 Oscar nominee, Hugh Jackman, as he returns to the 'Inside the Actors Studio' stage for a second time, premiering Wednesday, February 13 at 8PM ET/PT. Check out the sneak peek below! (more...)

Aaron Sorkin was 'Really Looking Forward to Returning to Broadway' with HOUDINIAaron Sorkin was 'Really Looking Forward to Returning to Broadway' with HOUDINI
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2013

'Mr. Sorkin's considerable talents are an asset to any project and we regret that he's unable to remain with Houdini,' said producers Scott Sanders and David Rockwell, 'However, what Hugh and the creative team continue to create is one of the most exciting projects we've ever been a part of. Our projected arrival on Broadway and additional creative team announcement will be made at a future date.' (more...)

Aaron Sorkin Withdraws from Broadway's HOUDINI Due to Scheduling ConflictsAaron Sorkin Withdraws from Broadway's HOUDINI Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - January 29, 2013

According to Deadline.com, Aaron Sorkin has withdrawn as librettist of the upcoming Broadway production Houdini, starring Hugh Jackman. Sorkin's schedule, including his commitments involving the second season of HBO's 'The Newsroom' and adapting Walter Isaacson's book 'Steve Jobs' for Sony Pictures, would not allow him time to continue work on the musical. (more...)

Aaron Sorkin Gives HOUDINI Update: June 25 'Stumble-Through' Planned with Hugh JackmanAaron Sorkin Gives HOUDINI Update: June 25 'Stumble-Through' Planned with Hugh Jackman
by BWW News Desk - June 7, 2012

As BroadwayWorld previously reoprted, Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013/2014 season starring as America's greatest showman in Houdini, an original musical, with a libretto by Academy Award and six-time Emmy Award winner Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin recently revealed some details on the show to the NY Times. He commented: 'Work on Houdini has been underway for a while, with Stephen Schwartz and I meeting regularly - either in New York or L.A. - to map out the show we're doing (also not a biography), move index cards around a board, listen to first drafts of songs and read first drafts of scenes.' (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return to Broadway in HOUDINI 2013-14 by Stephen Schwartz & Aaron Sorkin!Hugh Jackman to Return to Broadway in HOUDINI 2013-14 by Stephen Schwartz & Aaron Sorkin!
by BWW News Desk - January 4, 2012

Hugh Jackman will return to Broadway during the 2013/2014 season starring as America's greatest showman in Houdini, an original musical. Making his Broadway debut as librettist, Academy Award and six-time Emmy Award winner Aaron Sorkin will collaborate with three-time Academy Award and four-time Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, Houdini is presented by film and theatre producer Scott Sanders and David Rockwell. Mr. Rockwell will also design the sets for Houdini. Additional Houdini casting, creative team and design team to be announced at a later date. (more...)

HOUDINI: Back on Track with Sorkin in the Mix; Aiming for 2012 OpeningHOUDINI: Back on Track with Sorkin in the Mix; Aiming for 2012 Opening
by BWW News Desk - November 2, 2010

EW.com reports today that the Broadway-bound musical Houdini, starring Hugh Jackman, has a new writer at the helm in Aaron Sorkin. According to EW: 'an impressive creative team has quietly assembled around the project, including playwright Aaron Sorkin, composer Danny Elfman, lyricist Glenn Slater, and director Jack O'Brien - and despite repeated delays, Elfman says work on Houdini is now well underway.' (more...)

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