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Broadway’s ‘Houdini’ derailed by multi-tasking creators, star’s schedule

Image of actor Hugh Jackman in a white tuxedo as a piano in Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Hugh Jackman as Peter Allen in his 2003 Best Actor in a Musical winning performance in “The Boy From Oz.”
Could modern technology and multi-tasking creative artists hamper the development of new American musicals? If they’re too busy working on TV, movies, web, and stage projects in different time zones and collaborating via email and Skype, well, then where’s the creative incubator?

NYTimes reporter Patrick Healy’s recent article about the troubled musical “Houdini” is a fascinating account about a show with various artist juggling various projects and a $500,000 investment that remains in limbo. It had been scheduled to open this season.

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