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Will Hugh Jackman Help Bring ‘Barnum’ Back To Broadway?

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.

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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.

Click here to read the full article published by Michael Riedel on December 7, 2017.