Country music star Keith Urban is purchasing a lavish $39 million Manhattan townhouse for his wife Nicole Kidman... so she can take her acting career to Broadway.
Urban bought the six-story Upper East Side townhouse — which Michael Jackson once called home — so Kidman can pursue her stage dreams in the city after starring in a London production of the award-winning play “ Photograph 21."
A source says, “Nicole is keen to do Broadway shows and get into making TV programs and New York is a much better place ?for them to be than Nashville."
The six-story limestone and red brick mansion was put on the market by billionaire hedge funder Marc Lasry.
Built in 1898, the 25-foot-wide home is 12,745 square feet and comes with 16 rooms, including seven bedrooms.
The mansion features an oak staircase and 10 woodburning fireplaces. Outdoor spaces include a garden-level patio and a private roof deck with a kitchen on the sixth floor.