Hugh Jackman drops out of Broadway's 'Houdini' musical

Dec. 23, 2013 at 11:43 PM
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NEW YORK, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Australian actor Hugh Jackman announced Monday he will not star as planned in the upcoming Broadway musical, "Houdini."

The show was to open during the 2013-14 theater season, but has been pushed back to 2015-16, Variety said.

"I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on 'Houdini,'" Jackman said in a statement. "Ultimately, though, I wasn't able to commit to the time this role will require. I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best. I know they're well on their way to making something extraordinary."

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