The Greatest Showman heading to broadway

Hugh Jackman has previously spoken about a live version of the film

Jack Shepherd
Tuesday 15 May 2018 11:59
Trailer for 'The Greatest Showman', historical musical drama film featuring Zac Efron

The Greatest Showman may not have been a massive critical success, but the musical has won over droves of fans from across the world and becoming a huge box-office success.

Considering the original soundtrack lasted 11 consecutive weeks at number one in the UK (the second only record to achieve such a feat in 30 years), it should come as no surprise that people have been pining for a stage adaptation.

The Sun has since reported that a Broadway version of the Hugh Jackman-starring movie is being developed, with those at Cannes Film Festival eagerly discussing the upcoming stage adaptation. According to the report, the new show has become a priority, discussions of a sequel or spin-off going to the wayside.

“We were talking about a live version of the show even before [the film] came out,” Jackman previously told Forbes. “There was a discussion at one point in the eight-year journey of this movie of maybe going live first... The musical really works live.”

Despite receiving a relative critical mauling (a rotten rating on the aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes at 56 percent) upon release last December, The Greatest Showman managed to remain in the UK box office top 10 until April this year and sing-along screenings took place across the country.

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