Hugh Jackman set to star as Harry Houdini on Broadway
Hugh Jackman is set to make his return to Broadway in 2013.
The actor, who is known for playing Wolverine in the "X-Men" franchise, will star in a Broadway musical about magician Harry Houdini, reports the Associated Press.
Producers of the musical announced on Wednesday that the musical is "scheduled to reach Broadway during the 2013-14 season."
The story for the musical will be written by Oscar-winning writer Aaron Sorkin, known for writing "The Social Network" and creating "The West Wing," with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, who penned the music and lyrics for the Broadway hit "Wicked."
Jackman, a Broadway vet who won a Tony Award for his role in "The Boy from Oz," finished a 10-week run of his one-man Broadway concert show on January 1. The show, called "Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway," earned more than $2 million in its final week.
The actor is married to actress Deborra-Lee Furness. Jackman and Furness, married in 1996 and adopted two children, Oscar and Ava Eliot, 6.
Harry Houdini was a famed illusionist and escape artist. Born Erik Weisz, he died in 1926.