Aaron Sorkin Gives HOUDINI Update: June 25 'Stumble-Through' Planned with Hugh Jackman

By: Jun. 07, 2012
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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.'

He continued: 'That work will get more intense as we head for a June 25 stumble-through with Hugh [Jackman]. While that's happening I'll be writing a lot about Jobs and begin my tutoring with Steve Wozniak, who the studio has enlisted as my professor.'

Click here to read the full interview.

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. The show, when previously announced, was to feature music by Danny Elfman and lyrics by David Yazbeck.

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.