By Michael Gioia
27 Aug 2012
|Photo by Joan Marcus|
Patricia Catchouny: Hugh Jackman in Barnum.
Barnum, the musical based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, wouldn't be a stretch for Tony Award winner Jackman, considering he is slated to star in a Broadway-bound production of Houdini, based on the world's greatest illusionist. Jackman, who stars in the upcoming Les Miz film adaptation and is known for his work on the "X-Men" films, is no stranger to playing a title role — The Boy From Oz; Houdini; Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway. Why not add Barnum to the list?