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Is 'The Greatest Showman' Going to Broadway After Box-Office Recovery?

Thanks to powerful word-of-mouth and a hit soundtrack, the film boasts one of the best holds of any movie since Titanic.


To use her own words, 20th Century Fox film chairman-CEO Stacey Snider felt “gut punched” when The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as circus impresario P.T. Barnum, limped to an $8.8 million opening during the Dec. 22-24 weekend after getting ravaged by many top critics.

The Greatest Showman

The Greatest Showman (Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Century Fox)

Now, the pic is on its way to becoming one of the top-grossing musicals of all time in North America after making a stunning box-office recovery. Thanks to the movie's success and its hit soundtrack, there are talks to adapt The Greatest Showman for Broadway, says Snider.


No other details are forthcoming about a possible stage version, including whether Jackman would be involved. However, the Australian actor — who stars opposite Michelle Williams, Zac Efron and Zendaya in the film — is no stranger to Broadway, having won a Tony Award in 2004 for The Boy From Oz. (He also has hosted the Tonys four times.)

Click here for the full article published by Pamela McClintock on January 30, 2018.