So, I bought a ticket to see Hugh Jackman in The River on Broadway.
“A remote fishing cabin, a man and a woman, and a moonless night. THE RIVER asks: when we find each other, are we trying to recapture someone we once lost?”
My only interest in seeing this is Hugh Jackman. (No surprise to anyone who reads my blog!) However, I did see Jez Butterworth’s “Jerusalem” production on Broadway with Mark Rylance. I wasn’t that impressed with the play itself, but was wowed by Mark Rylance. I’ve seen him in a few different plays now, and he is always a WOW!
I’ve seen Hugh Jackman in more that a few things. I’ve seen him in every Broadway play he’s done – The Boy from Oz (15 times!), A Steady Rain with Daniel Craig (just 3 times), and Back On Broadway ( 2 times). Also saw him in Carousel in concert (on bootleg video). So how was I really not going to see him in The River?
Well, when I first looked I found tickets for the shows I wanted to see at $250 a seat! I decided to decline. Thinking about it recently, having seen Richard Armitage in The Crucible and spent thousands just for the privilege (money well spent), I thought to myself that a couple hundred to see Hugh Jackman wasn’t excessive. So I bought a ticket for the matinee of November 1, which is the second show of the run. It starts previews on October 31. <sigh> I hope I hate it and don’t want to spend a lot lot more seeing it more and more times. What do you think?