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BWW Flashback: Broadway Says Farewell to Hugh Jackman & THE RIVER!

The River, the critically acclaimed new play byJez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, will conclude its Broadway run today, February 8, 2015, at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). In honor of closing night, BroadwayWorld flashes back on the show's journey to Broadway below!

The River was first produced from October 18-November 17, 2012 in the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs, in a production directed by Mr. Rickson, also featuring Ms. Donnelly, who makes her Broadway debut alongside Ms. Jumbo. The Broadway production of The River, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, opened on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Previews began October 31, 2014.

On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems... and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all.


In October 2014, the cast began rehearsals for the play in NYC:


Hugh Jackman


Playwright Jez Butterworth


Playwright Jez Butterworth


Director Ian Rickson


Cush Jumbo


Cush Jumbo


Laura Donnelly


Laura Donnelly


Laura Donnelly


Laura Donnelly


Cush Jumbo and Hugh Jackman


Cush Jumbo, Hugh Jackman and Laura Donnelly


Playwright Jez Butterworth, Cush Jumbo, Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Director Ian Rickson


The show opened on Broadway on November 16, 2014:


Hugh Jackman


Hugh Jackman


Hugh Jackman and Laura Donnelly


Hugh Jackman and Laura Donnelly


Hugh Jackman and Cush Jumbo


Hugh Jackman and Cush Jumbo


Laura Donnelly


Cush Jumbo


Jackman promoted the show on various television shows since then:


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