Why Is The Harlem Globetrotters’ Greatest Showman On Broadway Not A Musical?
With the Harlem Globes’ greatest showman on Broadway now in its sixth year, why is that?
The answer, of course, is because it’s not a musical.
The showman, whose real name is Joe Pesci, is a comic actor, but he’s a musical comedian.
Pesci is one of the greatest comic actors of all time, and he has written, produced, and performed all seven of his own musicals, including The Globetrops.
He’s also the co-creator and star of the Broadway musical version of The Nutcracker, which premiered at the 2015 Tony Awards, which is based on the novel by Tom Hanks.
You can check out a preview of the new showman’s performance in a recent clip of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, as well as more of his work, including his performance in The NutCracker.
The Broadway showman has been performing for nearly 40 years, and you can watch his latest performances in the video above.
Read more about the Globetrots and their best-selling book, The Greatest Showmen of All Time, in our exclusive interview with Pesci.