Inside the Slow-Burn Success of The Greatest Showman, This Season’s Sneakiest Hit

When The Greatest Showman arrived in theaters on Christmas Day, the biopic-musical’s initial showing wasn’t particularly, well, great. Starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, and inauthentically plotted around the 19th-century circus huckster/carny capitalist/freak show impresario’s rise to prominence, the PG-rated movie emerged into one of last year’s most competitive release ... More »

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