Hugh Jackman: “A lot of people are working on Greatest Showman live show”

It may have been around for almost a year, but the Greatest Showman train shows no sign of slowing down.

With a remix album imminent, talk of a stage adaptation also continues, and film star Hugh Jackman has been speaking about what form it could take.

He told the New York Times: “There’s a lot of people working on what a live version of that would be. Is it something that’s on the West End or in Vegas? Is it touring tent show? Is it an arena spectacular?

“All I know is when we were in the room during those workshops, you get a really keen sense if it’s going to work in a theatre. And I know it will work. I just know the power. I’ve seen Keala standing in the center of a room singing This is Me, and there was not a dry eye in the house.”

The film itself has a lot of Broadway pedigree, with Jackman the owner of a Tony and the music coming courtesy of Dear Evan Hansen songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (also Tony winners). Then, of course, there’s breakout star Keala Settle.

For the record, we’re in favour of a West End version.