Hugh Jackman: To share stage with Daniel Craig
Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig are are going to star together on Broadway.
It has been announced that Jackman, best known as the superhero Wolverine in the "X-Men" movies, and Craig, the superspy in the "James Bond" films, will work in "A Steady Rain," a play about two Chicago policeman.
Daniel Craig, forty one, will make his Broadway debut while Hugh Jackman, forty, has appeared on the New York stage before.
Australian native Jackman, 40, will return to Broadway after his hit 2004 Tony Award-winning role in the musical "The Boy From Oz." The Oscar host is already beloved by New York's theater community and has hosted the Tony Awards several times.
Besides his London stage performances, Craig's turn as the latest Bond in films like "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace," won high praise and has been a box office hit.
The pair are the latest Hollywood stars to hit the New York stage this year.
According to Scott Mallalieu, the president of Broadway ticket agency Group Sales Box Office, the play should sell out very quickly.
"A Steady Rain," by Chicago playwright Keith Huff, was first produced off-Broadway in 2006. It tells the story of two Chicago cops and their differing accounts of a few days that changed their lives.
Previews begin on September 10 at the Schoenfeld Theatre and the show is expected to open on September 29 and run for twelve weeks.