"Riverbank" Seating Will Let Fans Get Up-Close to Hugh Jackman on Broadway

News   "Riverbank" Seating Will Let Fans Get Up-Close to Hugh Jackman on Broadway
Broadway producers of the new Jez Butterworth play The River, starring Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman, have announced an advanced rush ticket policy for the new drama that begins performances Oct. 31 at the Circle in the Square. A unique, up-close seating experience will also be available.

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Each Monday (beginning Oct. 27), theatregoers will be able to purchase advance $35 tickets for the current week of performances at the Circle in the Square box office. Twenty tickets per performance will be made available. The customer will receive a receipt, and the tickets will be held in their name at the box office to pick up on the day of the show. Photo ID and receipt will be required.

A separate group of 20 tickets will be available at $35 for day-of performances, which will go on sale when the box office opens at 10 AM (noon for Sunday performances).

Producers also announced "Riverbank Seating," which consists of up-close bench seating that has been added to the Circle in the Square's seating configuration for the mysterious play that is set in a remote cabin in the woods.

Located in the first two rows, the seats will encircle the set design, promising to "provide a unique and personal vantage point for this intimate production." This unique seating is available online at Telecharge.com and at the box office for $95. For sold-out performances, $30 standing-room tickets will also be available.

Sonia Friedman Productions presents the limited 13-week engagement that officially opens Nov. 16. Performances are currently scheduled through Jan. 25, 2015. The play had its premiere in 2012 at the Royal Court Theatre. Ian Rickson (Jerusalem), who helmed the London premiere of the play, will again direct.

Tony winner Jackman (The Boy from Oz, A Steady Rain, "Les Misérables") will be joined by original London cast member Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, who was seen in the all-female version of Julius Caesar at St. Ann's Warehouse last fall.

According to producers, "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."

The River will have production design by Ultz, with lighting by Charles Balfour, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck.

For tickets, visit Telecharge.com or phone (800) 447-7400.

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