HUGH JACKMAN comes to Broadway’s most intimate playhouse in THE RIVER, a gripping new drama that thrilled and mesmerized audiences during a sold-out London run.
On a moonless evening, a man brings his new girlfriend to a remote cabin for a night of trout-fishing. But before the night is over, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems… and as memory collides with desire, the truth becomes the most elusive catch of all.
From playwright JEZ BUTTERWORTH and director IAN RICKSON comes this haunting and seductive new play that has already become the must-see event of the season.
"HUGH JACKMAN ASCENDS TO A NEW LEVEL as a stage actor. His performance opens the shutters just enough to keep us guessing, to keep us hooked.” –Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"★★★★! ELECTRIFYING! An exceptional piece of stage writing by Jez Butterworth.” –Time Out New York
“HUGH JACKMAN IS POWERFUL and MYSTERIOUS. Passionately staged by Ian Rickson, THE RIVER is a POETIC, LUSTY PUZZLE destined to keep theatergoers arguing about its meaning all the way home, if not ALL SEASON.” –Linda Winer, Newsday
“HAUNTING, THOUGHT-PROVOKING and RIVETING.” –Jesse Green, New York Magazine
“Hugh Jackman, Cush Jumbo and Laura Donnelly are SMASHING.” –Adam Green, Vogue
"ENIGMATIC, PROFOUND & INTENSELY INTIMATE." –Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune