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The ultimate disappearing act? Producers of an eagerly anticipated 2014 Broadway musical about escape artist supreme Harry Houdini confirmed Monday that the show has lost its star, the inestimable Hugh Jackman. "I have greatly enjoyed the collaborative process on Houdini," Jackman said in a statement. "Ultimately, though, I wasn't able to commit to the time this role will require." Added People's 2008 Sexist Man Alive, whose name on a Times Square marquee (even when he isn't playing Wolverine) all but guarantees a sell-out, "I have tremendous respect and admiration for the creative team and I wish everyone the best. I know they're »

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