PG | | Biography, Drama, Musical
Celebrates the birth of show business and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
The musical "Barnum" played at the St. James Theatre on Broadway from April 30, 1980 to May 16, 1982. Two members of the original Broadway cast are background actors in this film. Marianne Tatum played Jenny Lind, and Leonard Crofoot played Tom Thumb.
You don't need everyone to love you, Phin. Just a few good people!
During the 'This Is Me' musical dance number, Tom Thumb appears and disappears between shots, multiple times.
The opening and closing credits are done in the style of silent movie intertitles.
$8,805,843 (USA) (24 December 2017)