Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 10:30AM
Dodd Vickers in magician
Hugh Jackman, star of the new film Australia is headed to broadway where he'll return to the world of magic and star as "Houdini." "The main thing is that Hugh is already working on magic routines. The show, when it materializes, would include Jackman replicating big Houdini tricks on stage. Hugh has already played a magician in the movie, “The Prestige,” so he’s up for it. Magician extraordinaire Ricky Jay is said to be giving him advice. At some point the producers may reach out to David Blaine and to Cirque du Soleil for help." According to Variety, "They don’t yet have a firm sense of the scale of the musical. It seems likely, though, that the show will fall on the higher end of the Rialto budget continuum, somewhere north of $10 million." If Cirque, gets in on the project, will we Believe in Houdini? 
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