Big Fish, starring Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert, will end its Broadway run on December 29. The musical, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman and featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by John August, will have played 34 previews and 98 regular performances at the Neil Simon Theatre at the time of closing.
Adapted from Daniel Wallace’s novel, Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom (Butz), a charismatic man whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will (Steggert). Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is and reveal the truth to his tall tales.
In addition to Butz, Baldwin and Steggert, Big Fish stars Krystal Joy Brown as Josephine Bloom, Ciara Renee as the Witch and Zachary Unger and Anthony Pierini alternating performances as Young Will. The cast also features Ryan Andes as Karl the Giant, Ben Crawford as Don Price, J.C. Montgomery as Dr. Bennett, Tony nominee Brad Oscar as Amos Calloway, Kirsten Scott as Jenny Hill, Sarrah Strimel as Girl in the Water and Alex Brightman as Zacky Price. The ensemble includes Preston Truman Boyd, Bree Branker, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hofmann, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder and Ashley Yeater.
Big Fish features set design by Julian Crouch, lighting design by Donald Holder, costume design by William Ivey Long and sound design by Jon Weston.