Hugh Jackman opens 'The River' on Broadway to sharply divided reviews

November 17, 2014 2:09 PM

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Hugh Jackman officially returned to Broadway on Sunday for the first time in three years, though the theatrical vehicle he chose this time around is about as far from a traditional crowd-pleaser that an audience full of rowdy "X-Men" fans can get.

The Australian star opened in Jez Butterworth's drama "The River" at the Circle in the Square Theatre in New York The three-character drama is a dark, ambiguous psychological study about a man (Jackman) who is an enthusiastic trout fisherman.

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