Highlights From Barnum Starring Christopher Fitzgerald
Barnum plays Chichester's Theatre in the Park in this U.K. co-production between Chichester Festival Theatre and Cameron Mackintosh. Christopher Fitzgerald stars as P.T. Barnum, the American showman and businessman known for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding what would later become the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. U.K. and Australian theatre performer Tamsin Carroll stars as Chairy, Barnum's wife.
With music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Michael Stewart and original book by Mark Bramble, the production
features revisions by Bramble and Mackintosh. Timothy Sheader, artistic director of the Open Air Theatre, directs. Read the Playbill story.
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.