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The Greatest Showman

Losing his job was the best thing that ever happened to P.T. Barnum. The man who invented show business would go on to create a spectacle that became the talk of the world and his most enduring legacy. Hugh Jackman stars in The Greatest Showman, a musical about the life and times of the Barnum & Bailey Circus founder. In theaters December 20, 2017.

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