Hugh Jackman Vanishes From “Houdini” Musical

Hugh Jackman has confirmed he will not be a part of Stephen Schwartz’s upcoming Broadway musical “Houdini”.

Jackman has been attached to the project for some time, with the production scheduled to debut next year. However, the 45-year-old “Wolverine” star has had to bow out due to scheduling constraints, saying the following in an official statement:

“I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini. 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.”

Jackman’s the second high-profile departure from the stage production following writer Aaron Sorkin leaving in January.

Producer Scott Sanders says: “Hugh has been terrific to have on this part of our journey. We will continue to move forward with our remarkable creative team as they craft this ambitious new musical.”

Source: Variety