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The River review – Hugh Jackman brings brooding splendour to Broadway - Guardian
Rather than offering practical explanations or clear timelines, The River keeps returning and reconfiguring the same handful of subjects and themes - love, truth, loss, fish. There's also a brief cookery demonstration. Some will find this frustrating, even the cookery part. (That fish looks delicious. Why can't Jackman share?) But if you can live with ambiguity - and with Jackman's doughty faith in his own charm - you may find The River's insistence on ambiguity strangely vitalising. Just when you think you've closed in a solution, it slips through your fingers and swims effortlessly away.

The River - TimeOut NY
For those turned on to Butterworth by 2011's Jerusalem, the new work clearly continues his fascination with self-destructive outsiders in pastoral isolation. The River may lack the Rabelaisian exuberance of Jerusalem but offers more intimacy and outright strangeness. Those attending simply to ogle Jackman (buff and charismatic as always) get an extra treat, if they can appreciate it: a movie star facing an acting challenge in an exceptional piece of stage writing.


 



 

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by TV News Desk - October 22, 2014
THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman stopped by today's LIVE with Kelly and Michael to play a friendly game of 'Hugh In or Hugh Out' which quickly devolved into a striptease.
by TV News Desk - October 22, 2014
Today, October 22nd, the hosts will interview Golden Globe and Tony winner HUGH JACKMAN about his new play The River.
by Walter McBride - October 18, 2014
The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumboand directed by Ian Rickson, begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, 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. The cast just met the press this week, and BroadwayWorld was there for the special day. Check out full photo coverage below!
by TV News Desk - October 17, 2014
On Wednesday, October 22nd, the hosts will interview Golden Globe and Tony winner HUGH JACKMAN about his new play The River.
by TV - Press Previews - October 14, 2014
The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumboand directed by Ian Rickson, begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, 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. The cast just met the press this morning - and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the special day. Check out interviews with leading man Hugh Jackman and the rest of the company below!
by Walter McBride - October 14, 2014
The cast just met the press this morning - and television's EXTRA was on the scene, offering Jackman a birthday cupcake. Check out photos below!
by Walter McBride - October 14, 2014
The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman,Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, 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.
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2014
Rehearsals begin today, Thursday, October 2 in New York City for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson. The River begins preview performances in four weeks on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, 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.
by BWW News Desk - September 23, 2014
THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo and directed by Ian Rickson, has announced three new ticket access policies for $35 day-of seats, standing room and an additional ticket block which is being added to the theatre's seating configuration for the production. The River begins preview performances on Friday, October 31 and will open on Sunday, 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.
by BWW News Desk - September 11, 2014
On last night's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, Jimmy competed against guest Hugh Jackman in a giant game of billiards featuring bowling balls and no pool cues. Later, Jimmy speaks to Hugh Jackman about his Broadway play, The River.
by Movies News Desk - September 2, 2014
Hugh Jackman will make his return to the Broadway stage in THE RIVER, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, co-starring Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson.
by BWW News Desk - June 16, 2014
Tickets are now on sale for The River, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson.
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014
General on-sale will begin on Monday, June 16 at 12:01 AM for THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. The production is currently on sale to American Express cardholders only.
by BWW News Desk - June 12, 2014
Official artwork for The River, a new Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson, has been revealed - check out the artwork below!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014
American Express pre-sale for THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson, will begin on Wednesday, May 28 at 10:00 AM. General on sale for the production will begin on Monday, June 16 at 12:01 AM.