James Corden has taken his popular Crosswalk the Musical series, in which he and a troupe of performers present scenes from popular musicals in busy crosswalks for the duration of a red light, all the way to Broadway—Broadway and West 53rd Street, to be exact. The segment premiered on The Late Late Show December 15.
For this performance, Corden is joined by the stars of the movie musical The Greatest Showman, including Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya, to present a Broadway medley. The group brought "New York, New York" from On the Town, "Sit Down, You're Rocking the Boat" from Guys and Dolls, "The Greatest Show" from The Greatest Showman, and the title song from Fame to the busy intersection.
Broadway fans will also notice some familiar faces in the ensemble, including Hamilton's Thayne Jasperson and Hello, Dolly!'s Richard Riaz Yoder.
Though Greatest Showman is not a Broadway musical, it has serious theatre cred; its cast is led by Tony winner Hugh Jackman and features Tony nominees Keala Settle and Will Swenson, and the original score is composed by the Tony-and Oscar-winning team of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, La La Land).
The Greatest Showman arrives in movie theatres December 20.