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Hugh Jackman Gives Push-up Lessons for BC/EFA

Hugh Jackman recently took to Twitter to share a picture of himself whipping his friends into shape for charity.

The star Tweeted the picture (left) taken at a Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids fundraiser following a performance of THE RIVER, saying,


"#Dogpound representing today @TheRiverPlay. Getting in the giving spirit w 50 push ups. @broadwaycares Photo by BR"

Check out a larger picture of the moment below!

The River, the critically acclaimed new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, has been extended for an additional two weeks. The production will now play through Sunday, February 8, 2015 only, at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).

Tickets for the extension are now on sale. Tickets starting at $95 are available, by calling 212-239-6200 or800-447-7400 or by visiting the Circle in the Square box office.

The River was first developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and was subsequently produced by the Royal Court Theatre. It was presented 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 FriedmanProductions, opened on Sunday, November 16, 2014. Previews began October 31, 2014.

The production marks the sixth collaboration between Mr. Butterworth and Mr. Rickson. Mr. Rickson has previously directed the world premiere productions of Mr. Butterworth's Mojo, The Night Heron, The Winterling, Parlour Song and the multi-award-winning London and Broadway production of Jerusalem.

Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo are appearing with the support of Actors' Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors' Equity Association for its assistance of this production.

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.

The River is designed by Ultz, with lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph, music byStephen Warbeck, and casting by Jim Carnahan.

The River is pleased to offer three ticket access policies for $35 day-of seats, $30 standing room and $95 riverbank seating.

The production will sell $35 tickets for every performance. There will be two ways to purchase these tickets.

Starting every Monday for the current week of performances, 20 seats for each of that week's performances (160 seats per week) will be available for advance purchase for $35, only at the Circle in the Square box office. Customers will be able to purchase one or two tickets with a photo ID. The customer will receive a receipt and the tickets will be held in their name at the box office. The tickets will be available for pick-up at the box office one hour before the purchased performance and the ticket holder will need to show ID and receipt to receive the tickets.

There will also be 20 tickets available for $35 and sold for day-of performances, available for purchase when the box office opens daily at 10:00 AM (noon for Sunday performances).

A section of "riverbank" bench seating has been added to the theatre's configuration for The River. These seats are located in the front two rows, encircling the set design. These $95 seats provide a unique and personal vantage point for this intimate production. Riverbank seats are available online at and at the box office. Riverbank seating is currently available for the extension weeks only (January 27-February 8).

The production will have $30 standing room locations available for purchase. The seats will be on sale at the box office and available when the performance is sold out.

Photo credit: Twitter

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