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Hugh Jackman-Led THE RIVER Recoups on Broadway

Producer Sonia Friedman just announced that The River, the critically acclaimed new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, has recouped its $3.2 million capitalization as of this week. The production plays through Sunday, February 8, 2015 only, at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).

$35 access seats are available at the Circle in the Square box office. Tickets starting at $95 are available at Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 or 800-447-7400 or by visiting the Circle in the Square box office.

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.

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 by Stephen Warbeck, and casting by Jim Carnahan.


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