The Public Theater’s Giant is the latest show to postpone its opening night due to the fallout from Hurricane Sandy. A musical adaptation of Edna Ferber’s 1952 novel and the classic 1956 movie, Giant will now bow on November 15. Opening night was initially scheduled for November 13.
Set in Texas over the course of three decades, Giant is the sprawling story of the rich Benedict family. Led by conservative cattleman Bick (Brian d'Arcy James) and his socialite wife Leslie (Kate Baldwin), the family has an enduring rivalry with oil tycoon Jett Rink (P.J. Griffith). Bick and Leslie’s marriage frames an expansive story about greed, bigotry and power that looms almost as large as the state they call home.
The show's cast also includes Michele Pawk, Bobby Steggert, Natalie Cortez, John Dossett, Raul Aranas, Mary Bacon, Miguel Cervantes, Rocio Del Mar Valles, John Fletcher, Michael Halling, Mackenzie Mauzy, Doreen Montalvo, Allison Rogers, Martin Sola, Matthew Stocke, Katie Thompson, William Youmans, Enrique Acevedo and Isabel Santiago. Giant features a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and direction by Michael Greif.