Featured Reviews For The River


'The River,' with Hugh Jackman, runs cold and stark - USA Today
Boldness is not, unfortunately, a quality that distinguishes the play overall. For all its sensual, lyrical language and movement, River generates a chilliness that this stark, intimate production, directed by Ian Rickson, reinforces. There is much talk of the vastness and eternal quality of nature, things that Butterworth's writing can evoke with robust beauty.

Review: "The River" Finds Hugh Jackman in Troubled Waters - NBC New York
Heraclitus once said it, and it was even seconded by Pocahontas in the eponymous Disney film: "No man ever steps in the same river twice." The sentiment, the Greek philosopher argued, alludes to the idea of ever-present change in the universe-the always-moving river. Some people, of course, aren't so comfortable with change. The Man, I think it's safe to acknowledge, is one of them.


 



 

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by TV - Opening Night Special - November 17, 2014
THE RIVER opened last night, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). A new play by Jez Butterworth, The River stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the opening night guests before the curtain went up, and you can check out interviews with Rob Ashford, Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen Burstyn and more below!
by Walter McBride - November 17, 2014
THE RIVER opened last night, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). A new play by Jez Butterworth, The River stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly andCush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arivals below!
by Walter McBride - November 17, 2014
THE RIVER opened last night, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). A new play by Jez Butterworth, The River stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the after party below!
by Michael Dale - November 16, 2014
Hugh Jackman stars in the longest 90 minutes on Broadway..
by Review Roundups - November 16, 2014
THE RIVER opens tonight, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). BroadwayWorld brings you the reviews in real time below!
by Meet the Cast - November 16, 2014
THE RIVER opens tonight, November 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), where it will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, and watch interviews with the company below!
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2014
THE RIVER opens tonight, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - November 14, 2014
Time Out NY theatre critic David Cote just wrote an exasperated column chastising cell-phone-wielding, exclamation-making, question-asking, Hugh-Jackman-oggling audience members at Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER. His main message: STFU.
by Stage Tube - November 14, 2014
In an all-new video, Hugh Jackman, the cast and the creative team behind Jez Butterworth's new Broadway play, THE RIVER discuss bringing the show to Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - November 11, 2014
THE RIVER is currently in previews at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), where it will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. A new play by Jez Butterworth, The Riverstars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly andCush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!
by Caryn Robbins - November 6, 2014
Jackman cut his finger while gutting a trout during last night's performance of Jez Butterworth's new play, and continued to bleed from the injury for the next hour of the show.
by Movies News Desk - November 5, 2014
In a new interview with The New York Times, Hugh Jackman says portraying his character in Jez Butterworth's new play, THE RIVER is 'the most exciting thing I've ever done.'
by Walter McBride - November 3, 2014
The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumboand directed by Ian Rickson, began preview performances last week on October 31 and will open on Sunday, November 16 at the Circle in the Square Theatre. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Check out photos of the marquee below!
by BWW News Desk - October 31, 2014
THE RIVER begins previews tonight, October 31 at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - October 29, 2014
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Jez Butterworth's The River, which officially opens on Broadway this November starring Hugh Jackman. The play originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, October 2012.
by BWW News Desk - October 23, 2014
$35 access seats for the first week of performances of The River will be available for purchase starting this Monday, October 27 at 10:00 AM at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The production begins previews on Friday, October 31 at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue) and will play three performances for the week ending Sunday, November 2.
by Stage Tube - October 23, 2014
Hugh Jackman is on his way back to the Broadway stage this season, and in the special video below, he and director Ian Rickson visit Timestalks to speak about his new role in THE RIVER and his experiences in LES MISERABLES and more! Click below to watch the full interview.