The World’s A Circus for Jackman as P.T. Barnum in “The Greatest Showman”

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Come one, come all! the big top comes to the silver screen in a musical adaptation of the life of P.T. Barnum titled The Greatest Showman. The film loosely follows Barnum’s life from humble beginnings into one of the most famous entertainers of all time. In today’s market, where most productions seem to be reworkings of previous hits, The Greatest Showman sets itself apart as a new musical (though it ‘s worth noting this particular life was previously the subject of the stage musical Barnum). The film has been deliberately conceived not to remain true to any one era, embracing anachronisms as aesthetic. This timelessness is powerful in a score with songs by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen) combining elements of traditional and contemporary pop music. Led by Hugh Jackman as Barnum, the cast also includes Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya.

Last modified: September 23, 2019