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Cameron and CFT to go ahead with Barnum?

AnythingGoes23
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It seems a U Turn has been made in December and Cameron and Chichester will stage a revival of Barnum this Summer.

It all rested previously on finding a "name" for the title role, so who has been found?

All will be revealed in Feb.

It seems he is keen to revive it this season in hopes of a transfer to The London Palladium where he has always wanted the show to head to, which could happen end of 2013/start of 2014.

Updated On: 1/9/13 at 11:30 AM
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Christopher Fitzgerald is playing Barnum. Hes most definitely not 'a name' He was the original Boq on Broadway and was in Finians Rainbow too.

I quite like the idea of the show making someone a star. Very 42nd Street :)
Jonwo
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Really intrigued what Cameron Mackintosh and CFT do with Barnum aside from the new book from Mark Brambles. Any ideas who the creative team are?
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Fitzgerald is an amazing comedic actor always playing the sideshow/sidekick character, so playing the lead and being center ring in Barnum just seems right!!
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mallardo
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They tried him in the lead in Minskey's. Didn't work.
Faced with these Loreleis, what man can moralize!
sparepart973
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I thought he was fantastic in Finian's Rainbow. Best set of calves I've seen on a supporting actor.
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I don't know him, but I'm glad they don't go for the obvious big name. Looking forward to this.

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