Hugh Jackman Discusses Intimacy Of Circle In The Square

Hugh Jackman Discusses Intimacy Of Circle In The Square

Hugh Jackman Discusses Intimacy Of Circle In The SquareInternationally celebrated stage and screen superstar Hugh Jackman discusses his affection for the venue housing his upcoming Broadway return in THE RIVER, the Circle In The Square, as part of a new interview.

Jackman candidly recalls, "The Circle in the Square. I should tell you, the first play I ever saw on Broadway - I had standing-room-only tickets to see Al Pacino in Hughie. I'll never forget it; we attempted to go three days in a row. They had eight tickets up for grabs they'd give at ten o'clock in the morning. The first morning we went there at eight, the line was already 20 deep. The second morning we went at seven, on the third day I was there at five-thirty in the morning with my wife, and we were numbers seven and eight in the line. So we got to know all those people pretty well."

Jackman continues, "We got to the play, just as the lights went down the usher said, "There's two seats down in the second row, would you like them?" I thought, This is the greatest day ever. It was again a one-act play. We were up so early, my wife fell asleep about ten minutes into the play. Al Pacino was no more than eight feet away from my wife, staring straight at her."

Jackman states if audiences act similarly at THE RIVER, he may not be as kind as Pacino: "Be warned, if you come and fall asleep I know I will see you. But given my experience, I'll forgive you," Jackman states.

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