The Broadway musical Big Fish, which starrred Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert and came to a premature end at the Neil Simon Theatre on December 29, 2013, has been given the kiss of life. According to the Los Angeles Times, the show, including the original Main Stem sets and costumes, will run at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach October 31 through November 16.
The musical, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman and featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, was adapted from Daniel Wallace’s novel. Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom, a charismatic man whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is and reveal the truth to his tall tales.
Big Fish featured set design by Julian Crouch, lighting design by Donald Holder, costume design by William Ivey Long and sound design by Jon Weston. No word yet on the Southern California casting.