What Film or TV Star Would You Like to See on Broadway This Season? Playbill Readers Pick Their Favorites

By Michael Gioia
27 Aug 2012

Hugh Jackman
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?