VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Literally Leaving Blood, Sweat & Tears on Stage in THE RIVER
Hugh Jackman stopped by ABC's THE VIEW and spoke about literally leaving blood, sweat and tears on the stage every night in his new Broadway play The River. The actor also recalls his experience in his first Broadway musical, "The Boy From Oz". Check out the appearance below!
THE RIVER is a new play by Jez Butterworth, The Riverstars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly andCush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production opened November 16 at the Circle in THE SQUARE Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015.
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 was first developed by Sonia Friedman Productions and was subsequently produced by theRoyal 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.
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.
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.
Circle in the Square's unique configuration and intimacy has made it a favorite of many stars who have graced its stage over the decades in both classics and new plays, including Colleen Dewhurst, Lillian Gish, George C. Scott,Julie Christie, Al Pacino, James Earl Jones, Vanessa Redgrave, Kevin Kline, Joanne Woodward, Rex Harrison, John Malkovich, Nathan Lane, Philip Seymour Hoffman and many others. The 2009 critically acclaimed and Tony Award-winning revival of The Norman Conquests, produced by Sonia Friedman Productions, also played at the theatre.