Thursday, September 06, 2012
"Big Fish" Musical Pre-Broadway Premiere in Chicago
Broadway World has announced that the musical adaptation of Big Fish will have its pre-Broadway premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances Tuesday, April 2, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013.
Norbert Leo Butz (pictured above) will headline as the protagonist, Edward Bloom. Big Fish is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (best known for The Producers), with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, a book by John August (who also wrote the screenplay of Tim Burton's 2003 film), and is produced by Academy Award winners Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen.