The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus packed up for good this year — but P.T. Barnum is still the toast of the town, thanks largely to Hugh Jackman.
Buzz on Hugh Jackman's The Greatest Showman is spurring talk of a revived Barnum.(20th Century Fox/Everett Collection)
You can’t turn on the TV without seeing him and co-stars Zac Efron and Michelle Williams swinging from a trapeze in The Greatest Showman, starring Jackman as the Prince of Humbugs.
I haven’t seen the film yet — it opens Dec. 20 — and have no idea how it will do at the box office. But it’s certainly sparked interest in Broadway’s Barnum, with its charming score by Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart.