As The River prepares for its final curtain, which comes down this Sunday, its headlining star, Hugh Jackman, is already getting ready for his next Broadway stage performance.
According to the New York Post, Jackman is preparing a brand-new solo show to display the dancing chops he exhibited in his Tony-winning performance as Peter Allen in The Boy From Oz. The production will reprise his collaboration with choreographer Warren Carlyle (After Midnight), who directed Jackman’s first Broadway solo show, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
“I want to do something that’s going to challenge me in a different way,” he told the Post. “And, as a 46-year-old guy, I realize there are limited years left for the kind of dancing I want to do, to push myself as far as I can go.”
Jackman and Carlyle first met in 1988 during a London production of Oklahoma! The actor performed the role of Curly while Carlyle assisted director Susan Stroman, and, according to Jackman, offered personalized dance training. Nearly three decades later, the pair will be picking up where they left off — and Broadway audiences are excited to see the final result.