Up-Close "Riverbank Seating" Sells Out for Hugh Jackman Hot Ticket The River

News   Up-Close "Riverbank Seating" Sells Out for Hugh Jackman Hot Ticket The River
Fans are scrambling for the chance to get up close and intimate with stage and screen star Hugh Jackman, who returns to Broadway this season in The River. All seats for the production's "Riverbank Seating," which put audience members inches away from the action, have sold-out for the entire limited engagement.

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Located in the first two rows, the unique "Riverbank Seating" encircles the set design, promising to "provide a unique and personal vantage point for this intimate production." The tickets, which were priced $95, have sold out for the duration of the limited 13-week engagement that will officially open Nov. 16. Performances are currently scheduled through Jan. 25, 2015.

The new, mysterious drama penned by Jerusalem playwright Jez Butterworth began Broadway previews Oct. 31. In just three days of performances, The River has proven its box-office strength. The production pulled in $348,101.79, playing 103.5% capacity, outgrossing such shows as Love Letters, Once, Rock of Ages, The Country House and This Is Our Youth, all of which played a full week of performances.

Sonia Friedman Productions presents the play, which had its premiere in 2012 at the Royal Court Theatre. Ian Rickson (Jerusalem), who helmed the London premiere of the play, again directs.

Jackman (The Boy from Oz, A Steady Rain, "Les Misérables") is 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.

Each Monday theatregoers are 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).

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 has 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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