Aaron Sorkin was 'Really Looking Forward to Returning to Broadway' with HOUDINI
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by BWW News Desk
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, due to a busy television and film schedule, Aaron Sorkin has withdrawn as librettist for the new Broadway musical, Houdini. The show will star Hugh Jackman as the enigmatic illusionist, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and direction by Jack O'Brien.
"Mr. Sorkin's considerable talents are an asset to any project and we regret that he's unable to remain with Houdini," said producers Scott Sanders and David Rockwell, "However, what Hugh and the creative team continue to create is one of the most exciting projects we've ever been a part of. Our projected arrival on Broadway and additional creative team announcement will be made at a future date."
"I was really looking forward to returning to Broadway and working with such an incredible team. I am very disappointed my schedule won't allow that at this time," said Aaron Sorkin.
Academy-Award winning writer Sorkin graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Theatre in 1983. He made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama, A Few Good Men, for which he received the John Gassner Award as Outstanding New American Playwright. The following year saw his off-Broadway play, Making Movies and in 2007 he returned to Broadway with The Farnsworth Invention, directed by Des McAnuff. Most recently, Mr. Sorkin's film, The Social Network, earned him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, as well as a Golden Globe, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), Writers Guild Award and the USC Scripter Award. The film, directed by David Fincher, was named Best Drama at the Golden Globes, was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, and appeared on over 350 critics' lists of the top ten films of 2010. His film adaptation of A Few Good Men was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and five Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay.
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