Hugh Jackman is already plotting his next Broadway project just days before his stint on stage in The River comes to an end.

The X-Men star is to conclude his run in the play on Sunday (08Feb15), but he is already working on a new one-man show with Warren Carlyle, the director/choreographer who helped bring his previous offering, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, to the stage.

Jackman reveals the new production will be similar to his last song and dance extravaganza, but he wants to spend more time showing off his fancy footwork.

He tells the New York Post, "I want to do something that's going to challenge me in a different way. And, as a 46-year-old guy, I realise there are limited years left for the kind of dancing I want to do, to push myself as far as I can go."

Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway was lauded as a critical and commercial success after it launched on the Great White Way in 2011.

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