In a live US radio interview with On Broadway’s Seth Rudetsky, our very own Douglas Hodge revealed that he is in talks to star in a revival of Barnum.

Douglas Hodge is currently wowing New York with his “An Evening with Doug Hodge” cabaret show at Cafe Carlyle in Manhattan (can we have this in London next please Mr Hodge?). He then makes his way back to the West End later this year to star in the Donmar’s revival of John Osbourne’s Inadmissible Evidence (from 13 October 2011), directed by Jamie Lloyd.

Cy Coleman and Michael Stewart’s musical Barnum saw Michael Crawford score a huge hit with the show in London in the early 1980s. Prior to that Jim Dale launched the show on Broadway in 1980.

Over the last few years impresario Cameron Mackintosh has talked of wanting to revive the show, and various names have been attached to the project including John Barrowman, Michael Ball – and on Broadway, Neil Patrick Harris.

Hodge has enjoyed great success with La Cage Aux Folles, winning an Olivier and Tony award for his star turn in the Menier Chocolate Factory production which transferred to Playhouse Theatre in London before heading to Broadway.

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RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Show: Barnum
  • Writers: book by Mark Bramble, lyrics by Michael Stewart, music by Cy Coleman
  • Director: ?
  • Starring: Douglas Hodge?
  • Theatre: ?
  • Date: 2012?
Source: SiriusXM’s On Broadway (16/03/11)
Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer in La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway

Douglas Hodge and Kelsey Grammer in La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway