Barnum, the Musical

Word is that a new film about P.T. Barnum is in the works. It'll be a musical, titled "The Greatest Showman on Earth," starring Hugh Jackman as Barnum. Kathy Maher, curator of the P.T. Barnum Museum in Bridgeport, told the Hartford Courant that the film company contacted her four years ago when the project first started, but she hasn't heard anything from them since. She adds, "they said they would be on touch as soon as the project got on the grid... Hopefully they'll get the story right and not go for the mythology." Hmmm. What are the odds of that happening?


Posted on Sun Nov 23, 2014


There was a successful Broadway musical some years back; didn't become a movie but the London production is on video:

That "Barnum" was definitely about the myth, even making Jenny Lind a romantic object.
Posted by DBenson  on  Mon Nov 24, 2014  at  09:20 PM
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