Staff Writer cityXtra Magazine
These guys sure can put on a show.
The Late Late Show’s popular Crosswalk the Musical series, in which host James Corden and friends bravely perform showtunes at red lights, finally made it to Broadway—well, the corner of Broadway and West 53rd Street—with the help of The Greatest Showman stars Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, and Zendaya.
Hitting the busy intersection outside Stephen Colbert’s The Late Show studio, the troupe performed a high-energy medley of “New York, New York” from On the Town, “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” from Guys and Dolls, “The Greatest Show” from The Greatest Showman, and the title song from Fame.
But who was the greatest showman? Corden, who butted heads with Jackman due to his Dance Moms directing style, certainly pulled focus as a bearded lady. Efron, however, made quite an impression with his Fame costume, which included a blonde wig and grey jogging pants.
During filming of The Greatest Showman, Jackman, who stars as P.T. Barnum, reportedly had to carry Efron, who plays his assistant, off a fiery set. “Hugh Jackman saving you from a burning building? It’s every girl’s dream,” Efron said.
The Greatest Showman is in theaters December 20.