Watch: Behind the Scenes of The Greatest Showman
We love a movie musical and we’re super excited to see the latest big budget Hollywood offering, The Greatest Showman, starring Tony Award-winner Hugh Jackman.
Based on the life of P.T. Barnum, the iconic circus owner, Hugh will play the man himself as he develops and finds new acts. If you want to catch the wonderful story of his life on stage rather the screen, you can see Barnum now in London!
In addition to Hugh, Zac Efron, Michelle Williams and Zendaya also star in the movie, but before the movie was greenlit and it was being worked on, something happened.
Hugh Jackman was received a skin cancer diagnosis. It was treatable and he was recovering well but for a lot of stitches in his nose – not an ideal situation for a singer. He was advised not to sing for a while, but an important moment was coming – the chance for the songs from the movie to preview in front of studio executives. Check out the video below to see what happened next – can you spot other theatre stars Cynthia Erivo, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Weiss and Keala Settle?!
The Greatest Showman is in cinemas in the UK from Boxing Day, and you can get tickets to see Barnum live on stage in London now!
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