BREAKING NEWS: The smash hit musical film The Greatest Showman is currently in development for the Broadway stage. In addition, the film’s showstoppers Hugh Jackman and Keala Settle are interested in the stage version as well.
For the stage musical version of THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, fans can expect to hear the Golden Globe winning and Oscar nominated THIS IS ME along with songs like THE GREATEST SHOW, A MILLION DREAMS, NEVER ENOUGH, REWRITE THE STARS, and more. In addition, it will feature several new songs by the film’s Tony, Golden Globe, and Oscar winning composers Pasek and Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, the Musical, Dogfight, and La La Land) .
Now Broadway is no stranger to having a show about P.T. Barnum (co-creator of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus) on stage, there was another musical about his life… BARNUM. It opened on Broadway in 1980 at the St. James Theatre starring Jim Dale running for a total of 880 performances and won 3 Tony Awards.
AFTER being written off as a flop by film luvvies and critics after just seven days in cinemas, The Greatest Showman is the most unlikely commercial film triumph of the decade. And now I can reveal…
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