Hugh Jackman has let go of a very long project in the making, almost two years. The actor called it quits on his Houdini Broadway project after being attached to it for almost two years.
“I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on ‘Houdini,’ ” Jackman, 45, said in a statement.
He went further on to explain that he wasn’t able to give the role his full attention and time that it required but wishes the show’s cast and crew his best saying that they are on their way to making something ‘extraordinary.’
The show whose date hasn’t yet been announced was based on the famous escape artist, Harry Houdinin. According to reports, Jackman had been involved unofficially earlier in the project and then was chosen for the role of Houdini in the show. The producers announced for his selection for their show in January 2012. Jackman has also received a Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical, “The Boy From Oz.”
Scott Sanders, who is producing the show along with its set-designer, David Rockwell, said in a statement, “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.”