Over at the New York Post, Michael Riedel is reporting some big news. According to Riedel, Hugh Jackman will return to the Broadway stage as early as October 25th! Performing at the Broadhurst, he’ll bring his one-man show to New York a bit early courtesy of production delays for The Wolverine. Important excerpts from the article are below:
Jude Law and Hugh Jackman, two guys who can sell out a theater in about 30 seconds, are coming back to Broadway.
Jackman’s first up, opening Oct. 25 at the Broadhurst for eight weeks in his one-man show, which received rave reviews this summer in Toronto.
Chemistry between performer and audience should propel Jackman’s one-man show to weekly million-dollar grosses this fall.
Jackman’s slipping in at the last minute because of production delays on the next installment of the “Wolverine” franchise.
It’s a smart move. The fall lineup is dreary, so Broadway can use a shot of that ol’ Jackman magic.
This doesn’t seem to be officially confirmed by Hugh’s reps, but he has previously spoken candidly about wanting to bring his show to NYC. For now, I’m categorizing it as a Rumored Project, although the possibility of it being true does seem likely!
Variety is reporting that The Wolverine is currently being rewritten by scriptwriter, Mark Bomback (Deception, Live Free or Die Hard). This, after Christopher McQuarrie’s screenplay was set to be filmed in October. There are still no confirmed start dates on The Wolverine, although Variety’s article states that production will begin in 2012, shooting both in Tokyo and Vancouver.
Hugh Jackman arrived in Budapest, Hungary earlier today, August 31st. This weekend, he’ll be shooting a flash mob commercial for Lipton Iced Tea there. According to Magyar Online, he arrived with his son and – while signing autographs for fans – spoke of how much he loved Hungary during a backpacking expedition twenty years ago.
Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness have made an appeal to fellow Australians to dig deep and help those hit by severe drought in the Horn of Africa.
“Children are the most vulnerable in times of crisis like this and in the worst-hit areas of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia nearly half a million young people are at risk of malnutrition,” Furness said in the video appeal for World Vision Australia.
Both Furness and Jackman are ambassadors for the charitable organisation.
“Hugh and I have been in Ethiopia, and we’ve seen first-hand the World Vision staff who work on the ground. They’re at the crisis points now providing lifesaving food and water,” she added.
“World Vision are also supporting long-term programs such as drought-tolerant crops, help for herders’ animals, and families to diversify their income source so that drought doesn’t leave them without an income,” Jackman said.
“World Vision urgently needs your help to assist those in need,” he said.
World Vision hopes to help more than 2.5 million people in the three most-affected countries of Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
* Donations can be made to World Vision Australia’s East Africa Emergency Appeal by visiting www.worldvision.com.au.
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There isn’t much to embellish in this news update, but it’s been reported by RIA Novosti that Real Steel will have its Russian premiere on September 8th. It will be held at the Oktyabr Cinema in Moscow.
As a reminder, here are the complete dates (so far) for upcoming Real Steel premieres around the globe: September 6th (Paris, Le Grand Rex), September 8th (Moscow, Oktyabr Cinema), September 14th (London, Empire Cinemas), September 28th (Sydney, venue TBA), and October 2nd (Los Angeles, venue TBA).
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