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We’ve told you previously that there will be a Houdini musical on Broadway in 2010. Well now we know who Houdini will be and his name is Hugh Jackman.

The musically inclined Aussie who first introduced himself to American audiences as the sideburned manimal X-Man Wolverine, is already practicing magic tricks according to Fox News.com gossip reporter Roger Friedman.

Friedman adds that he is being consulted by Ricky Jay although he may reach out to David Blaine and Cirque du Soleil. Of course, the real man to call would be Blaine triggerman William Kalush who wrote a book about Harry.

  • http://andrewmayne.com Andrew Mayne

    This should be cool. Jackman is also supposed to be a pretty cool guy.

  • http://www.color-chart.org color_chart

    Yeah hes done some good films and is a very good actor, Im not sure he will fare on broadway though… being in front of a camera and being in front of a live audience is two totally different things… Ill keep my eye out for this one, thanks for the heads up

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    Remember, he's no green thumb on the Great White Way. He won a Tony a
    few years back.

  • http://www.color-chart.org color_chart

    Really? I had no idea… what for?

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    The Boy From Oz if I am not mistaken.

  • http://www.timothydrake.ca Timothy Drake
  • Mayann

    Hugh won a Tony Award in 2004 for The Boy from Oz – he won every theater award that year and there were FIVE of them. He was the toast of Broadway. He has also hosted the Tony Awards three times, played Curley in Oklahoma! on the West end in 1998, and also played Gaston in Beauty & The Beast and Joe Gillis in Sunset Blvd. in Australia. Believe me, all of Broadway is just WAITING for his return – he is much loved there, so much so that when he ended his run, The Boy from Oz closed. Even when he was on vacation the theater was dark – no understudy.

    Check out all the clips on YouTube from all of these.

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    Thanks Mayann!

  • Mayann

    Hugh won a Tony Award in 2004 for The Boy from Oz – he won every theater award that year and there were FIVE of them. He was the toast of Broadway. He has also hosted the Tony Awards three times, played Curley in Oklahoma! on the West end in 1998, and also played Gaston in Beauty & The Beast and Joe Gillis in Sunset Blvd. in Australia. Believe me, all of Broadway is just WAITING for his return – he is much loved there, so much so that when he ended his run, The Boy from Oz closed. Even when he was on vacation the theater was dark – no understudy.

    Check out all the clips on YouTube from all of these.

  • http://iTricks.com/news JustinRYoung

    Thanks Mayann!