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Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, children of all ages... step right up to The Ritz Theatre for a front row seat and a first rate glance at the jugglers, clowns, trapeze artists and original ring leader of them all... Mr. P.T. Barnum! Written by Mark Bramble, Music by Cy Coleman and Lyrics by Michael Stewart, we're giving a fresh, exciting new look to this classic American Musical. Based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum, this spectacle takes you to a world like you've never seen before! Here lies a rare gem that offers everything from traditional musical theatre to the tantalizing stir of excitement that one can only find waiting underneath the big top!

St. James Theatre (Broadway)


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246 West 44th St.
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by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
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Barnum Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Barnum have their been?
Barnum has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1981, US Tour which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1985 and West End which opened in 1992.

What Tony Awards has Barnum been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Book of a Musical for Mark Bramble, Best Choreography for Joe Layton , Best Costume Design for Theoni V. Aldredge, Best Direction of a Musical for Joe Layton, Best Lighting Design for Craig Miller, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy ColemanBest Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Michael Stewart and Best Scenic Design for David Mitchell.

What Tony Awards has Barnum won?
Best Book of a Musical for Mark Bramble and Best Choreography for Joe Layton Best Costume Design for Theoni V. Aldredge Best Direction of a Musical for Joe Layton Best Lighting Design for Craig Miller Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Cy Coleman Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Michael Stewart Best Scenic Design for David Mitchell.

What other awards has Barnum been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards)Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Mitchell and Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for David Mitchell.

What other awards has Barnum won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Mitchell Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for David Mitchell.

What productions of Barnum have their been?
Barnum has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1981, US Tour which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1985 and West End which opened in 1992.

What awards has Barnum been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton, Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman, Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards)Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Mitchell and Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for David Mitchell.

What awards has Barnum won?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Joe Layton Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Cy Coleman Outstanding Musical (Drama Desk Awards) Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for David Mitchell Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for David Mitchell.

What songs are in Barnum and what's the order?
There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute
Thank God I'm Old
The Colors of My Life
One Brick at a Time
Museum Song
I Like Your Style
Bigger Isn't Better
Love Makes Such Fools of Us All
Out There
Come Follow the Band
Black and White
The Prince of Humbug
Join the Circus
At Least I Tried
Now You See It, Now You Don't
As Good As a Man
Overture Chase
Finale

What is the order of songs in Barnum and what's the order?
There Is a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute
Thank God I'm Old
The Colors of My Life
One Brick at a Time
Museum Song
I Like Your Style
Bigger Isn't Better
Love Makes Such Fools of Us All
Out There
Come Follow the Band
Black and White
The Prince of Humbug
Join the Circus
At Least I Tried
Now You See It, Now You Don't
As Good As a Man
Overture Chase
Finale

What productions of Barnum have there been?
Barnum has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1980, US Tour which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1981, US Tour which opened in 1981, West End which opened in 1985 and West End which opened in 1992.