Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Harry Potter and Wolverine on stage! Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman set to woo crowds in new Broadway productions

Both Harry Potter and Wolverine are set to create Broadway magic in the near future.

Daniel Radcliffe will star in black comedy The Cripple of Inishmaan in London, whilst Hugh Jackman will take centrestage in drama/mystery production, The River.

Representing Hollywood in some of New York's most highly regarded theatres, the 24-year-old and the 45-year-old will put their film careers aside momentarily to hone their crafts in front of live audiences.

Look out, New York! Daniel Ratcliffe (L) and Hugh Jackman are both set to return to Broadway to woo audiences in critically acclaimed productions, starting with the Harry Potter star's show in April

Daniel will play the role of Billy Craven, a young man from a small seaside village who tries to score himself a role in a movie when a film crew comes to town.

The Michael Grandage directed play - which opens in April - was written by Martin McDonagh, and is set in the mid 1930s in Ireland.

The young heartthrob famous for portraying everybody's favourite trainee wizard already performed the play to rave reviews in London in 2013, with The Independent praising his 'honest, sensitive, unshowy performance'.

'Honest, sensitive, unshowy performance': Daniel already performed The Cripple of Inishmaan in London and received rave reviews

It will surely be a change of tune for Daniel, who most recently donned frightening hair extensions in order to play Igor in the new movie adaptation of Frankenstein.

Hugh's turn on the stage will see him portraying a man who embarks on a romantic weekend away in a forest with a woman, only to have a few obstacles fall in their way.

The River was written by Jez Butterworth and will be directed by Ian Rickson, who also took the helm in the production's debut at London's Royal Court in 2012.

Somebody's excited! Hugh Instagrammed this picture, writing 'Can't wait to tread the boards again!'

The X-Men star, who is a theatre favourite with a powerful ability to draw crowds, was previously scheduled to perform in a Broadway production of Houdini, but had to withdraw for scheduling reasons.

Hugh confirmed the news of The River himself on his Instagram account, writing: 'What you read in the NY Post is true. Not sure exactly when, but I'm really excited.

'A great team for The River...' he wrote. 'Can't wait to tread the boards again!!!'

Both actors have significant stage experience on their track records, allowing their fans the opportunity to see them play out their craft in real life on a glamorous stage.

Source: dailymail

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