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Chicago Reels In a Big Fish, Horror Film M Gets a Campy Makeover & More Cross-Country Highlights

Chicago Reels In a Big Fish, Horror Film M Gets a Campy Makeover & More Cross-Country Highlights

Regional theater offerings are heating up! In this week’s Countrywide Guide, Broadway.com highlights five hot tickets, including the world premiere of the Broadway-bound musical Big Fish, a reunion of an award-winning playwright and actress in D.C and an unusual send-up of Fritz Lang’s M in Boston.


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Norbert Leo Butz Tells Tall Tales in Broadway-Bound Big Fish ...

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Watch Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Preview the Broadway-Bound Musical Big Fish

Watch Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Preview the Broadway-Bound Musical Big Fish

Big Fish is swimming into Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on April 2, and before the show's much-buzzed-about world premiere begins, local Chicago morning show Windy City Live got a sneak peek of the enchanting new musical adaptation. After chatting with director and choreographer Susan Stroman about the magical production, stars Norbert Leo Butz (a two-time Broadway.com Audience Choice Award ...

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Bobby Steggert on His Upcoming Broadway Musical Big Fish: ‘You’re Going to Be Blown Away!’

Bobby Steggert on His Upcoming Broadway Musical Big Fish: ‘You’re Going to Be Blown Away!’

Tony nominee Bobby Steggert will be making Broadway magic this fall in the new musical Big Fish, with the help of co-stars Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and a few larger-than-life tales. Rehearsals won’t begin until next week, but Steggert, who will play estranged son Will Bloom in the new adaptation, can’t wait to get started.

“It’s one of the ...

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Watch Kate Baldwin & Norbert Leo Butz Perform 'Time Stops' from the Broadway-Bound Big Fish Musical

Watch Kate Baldwin & Norbert Leo Butz Perform 'Time Stops' from the Broadway-Bound Big Fish Musical

Magical! Fantastical! Emotional! These are just a few of the words five-time Tony-winning director Susan Stroman uses to describe the Broadway-bound musical Big Fish. "This story is about how storytellers never die," she said at a presentation of material from the show. A top-notch team of storytellers—including Stroman, writer John August, composer Andrew Lippa, Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz ...

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Susan Stroman, Andrew Lippa & More Preview the Broadway-Bound Big Fish Musical, Starring Norbert Leo Butz

Susan Stroman, Andrew Lippa & More Preview the Broadway-Bound Big Fish Musical, Starring Norbert Leo Butz

Big Fish, the musical adaptation of the acclaimed novel and Tim Burton’s 2003 film, will be swimming into Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre this fall! In the video below, five-time Tony-winning director Susan Stroman, writer John August, composer Andrew Lippa and more share what inspired them to bring the grand musical to life. "The title Big Fish implies that impossibly epic ...

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Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Fave Should Tackle the Title Role in The Phantom of the Opera?

Weekend Poll: Which Broadway Fave Should Tackle the Title Role in The Phantom of the Opera?

Over the past 25 years plenty of acclaimed actors have come and gone through the Majestic Theatre to don the half-mask of Broadway’s most iconic theater-lovin’ ghost, the titular Phantom of the Opera. Next week marks the show’s quarter-century anniversary, and Broadway.com will be celebrating the show's incredible achievement with loads of Phantom coverage. The Tony-winning musical still packs in ...

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It Was a Ball! Watch Two-Time Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz Belt a Dirty, Rotten Song with Composer David Yazbek

It Was a Ball! Watch Two-Time Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz Belt a Dirty, Rotten Song with Composer David Yazbek

It was a blast! Sparks flew when two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz joined David Yazbek for the composer’s monthly jam session at 92YTribeca on January 7. Butz donned the hat he wore (yes, he saved it!) as Freddy Benson in Yazbek's unforgettable 2005 Broadway musical Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and performed three songs with Yazbek and his band, including the ...

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Norbert Leo Butz Shares Memory & Mayhem at CD Signing

Norbert Leo Butz Shares Memory & Mayhem at CD Signing
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If you missed Memory & Mayhem, Norbert Leo Butz’s recent concert at 54 Below, don’t despair: The two-time Tony winner’s electrifying performance has been preserved on a new live CD, produced in partnership between the cabaret venue and Broadway Records. To celebrate Memory & Mayhem’s January 15 release, Butz headed to Barnes & Noble on NYC's Upper East ...

Big Fish Sets Fall Dates at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre; Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert and More Join Cast

Big Fish Sets Fall Dates at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre; Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert and More Join Cast

The musical adaptation of Big Fish is officially casting its net into the Broadway seas. Starring two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and Tony nominees Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert, the musical will begin performances September 5 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Opening night is set for October 6. 

Adapted from the novel by Daniel Wallace, Big Fish ...

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Norbert Leo Butz & Composer David Yazbek Wow the Crowd at 92YTribeca Concert

Norbert Leo Butz & Composer David Yazbek Wow the Crowd at 92YTribeca Concert

Musical theater fans got a treat on January 7 when two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz joined David Yazbek for the composer’s monthly concert at 92YTribeca. Norbert sang three songs with Yazbek and his Ladyparts band, including the showstopping “Dirty Rotten Number” from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. (Yazbek performed the role of con artist Lawrence Jamieson, created on Broadway by John ...

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Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

Norbert Leo Butz Lets Loose, John Lloyd Young Heads Back to Jersey & Broadway Has a Picnic in This Week’s Datebook

It's officially January, which means that there's a whole month of resolution making (and breaking) and, of course, exciting Broadway events ahead of us! Read on to see what we've picked as the cream of the crop from the week ahead, which includes opening nights for The Other Place and Picnic, a thrilling Jersey Boys return and a surfeit of ...

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Dead Accounts, Starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, Sets Early Closing Date

Dead Accounts, Starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, Sets Early Closing Date

Dead Accounts,Thesera Rebeck's new Broadway comedy starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, will play its final performance on January 6 at the Music Box Theatre. The limited engagement had originally been scheduled to run through February 24. At the time of closing the show will have played 27 preview and 44 regular performances.

Directed by Jack O'Brien, the comedy charts ...

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Dead Accounts Star Katie Holmes Relives the Broadway Moment She's Been 'Dreading' on the Late Show

Dead Accounts Star Katie Holmes Relives the Broadway Moment She's Been 'Dreading' on the Late Show
Katie Holmes, looking cute in a bright pink knee-length dress, stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman to promote her current Broadway show, Dead Accounts, co-starring Norbert Leo Butz. During the interview, Holmes admitted that she flubbed her lines during a recent performance. "I have this kind of big speech in the second act and it's pretty important because it goes ... Read More...

Big Fish Musical Sets Opening Date for Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago; Creative Team Announced

Big Fish Musical Sets Opening Date for Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago; Creative Team Announced

The pre-Broadway run of the new musical Big Fish will open at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre on April 21, 2013. Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys, The Producers) and starring two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dead Accounts), the musical will play the Oriental Theatre April 2 through May 5. A move to Broadway ...

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Women on the Verge Composer David Yazbek Recruits Norbert Leo Butz for Upcoming Concert Series

Women on the Verge Composer David Yazbek Recruits Norbert Leo Butz for Upcoming Concert Series

Six-time Tony-nomininated composer and musician David Yazbek will welcome special guest, Tony-winning Dead Accounts star Norbert Leo Butz, to his monthly concert series at 92YTribeca on January 7, 2013. At each show, held the first Monday of each month, Yazbek delivers some of his favorite musical numbers, debut new songs and welcome special guests from the worlds of theater ...

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Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz and the Cast of Dead Accounts Ring In Opening Night on Broadway

Katie Holmes, Norbert Leo Butz and the Cast of Dead Accounts Ring In Opening Night on Broadway

Theresa Rebeck’s new cash comedy Dead Accounts opened on Broadway on November 29, and its five fantastic stars—including Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz—had plenty to say about the show’s ferocious family dysfunction.

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A Swanky and Stylish Opening Night for Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz in Dead Accounts

A Swanky and Stylish Opening Night for Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz in Dead Accounts
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In the new Broadway comedy Dead Accounts, Norbert Leo Butz’s character Jack—a crafty New Yorker with a very rich secret—makes one heck of a homecoming. The same can be said of Katie Holmes’ return to Broadway, which was made official last night when the Theresa Rebeck play made its opening night debut on November 29. Co-stars Judy Greer ...

Dead Accounts, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes, Opens on Broadway

Dead Accounts, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes, Opens on Broadway

There's plenty of ice cream, pizza and chili cheese dogs to go around as Dead Accounts—the new family comedy about money, mystery and Midwestern munchies—opens on November 29 at Broadway's Music Box Theatre.

Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz and megawatt movie star Katie Holmes play bickering siblings Jack and Lorna (respectively) who duke it out in their ...

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Squigs Gets Caught Up in Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes’ Money Madness at Dead Accounts

Squigs Gets Caught Up in Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes’ Money Madness at Dead Accounts

Only an artist with great talent could capture the zany antics of Norbert Leo Butz’s screwball screw-up Jack in the new Broadway play Dead Accounts—and sure enough, we’ve got that artist! Broadway.com’s sketch superstar Justin “Squigs” Robertson brings the kitchen comedy to life with his latest installment of Broadway Ink, which this time around features Judy Greer ...

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Watch Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes Clash in the Kitchen in Dead Accounts

Watch Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes Clash in the Kitchen in Dead Accounts

As sparring siblings Jack and Lorna, Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes let audiences in on all the family drama in their new comedy Dead Accounts. Check out your first video look at this brand new Broadway play!

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Sibling Revelry! Take a First Look at Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes in Dead Accounts

Sibling Revelry! Take a First Look at Norbert Leo Butz and Katie Holmes in Dead Accounts
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Money is the key word at the heart of the mystery in Theresa Rebeck’s new comedy Dead Accounts, which stars two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz and marks the return of TV and movie star Katie Holmes to the Broadway stage. In the Jack O’Brien-directed production, Butz plays Jack, a city dweller whose mysterious return to his Midwestern home—with tons ...

Dead Accounts' Norbert Leo Butz Describes How Meeting Co-Star Katie Holmes Felt Like an Internet Date

Dead Accounts' Norbert Leo Butz Describes How Meeting Co-Star Katie Holmes Felt Like an Internet Date

Though Norbert Leo Butz plays Katie Holmes' brother in the new Broadway comedy Dead Accounts, the Tony-winning actor revealed that their first introduction felt like an awkward Internet date.

“Meeting Katie felt like being on a Match.com setup, because you never know what it’ll be like with a movie star who’s in the news,” Butz told The  ...

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Ferocious Family Comedy Dead Accounts, Starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, Begins Previews

Ferocious Family Comedy Dead Accounts, Starring Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz, Begins Previews

Theresa Rebeck’s new Broadway comedy Dead Accounts, which stars Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz as a pair of bickering siblings, begins previews on November 5 at the Music Box Theatre. Opening night for the show is scheduled for November 29.

Dead Accounts follows a Midwestern man named Jack (Butz) whose mysterious, middle-of-the-night homecoming is met with questions from his ...

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Top Five! Undercover Newsies Star, Hungry Katie Holmes, Dangerous Rory O'Malley & More Top This Week’s Most-Watched Videos

Top Five! Undercover Newsies Star, Hungry Katie Holmes, Dangerous Rory O'Malley & More Top This Week’s Most-Watched Videos

Every day, Broadway.com brings theater fans up close to their favorite stars and behind the scenes at their favorite shows with our popular, one-of-a-kind video features. Now, we’re ranking our top-played videos with this weekly list. Here are the most-watched Broadway.com videos from October 10 to October 16.

1. King of New York, Episode 3: Newsies Star Corey ...

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Go Behind the Scenes of Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz’s Dead Accounts Photo Shoot

Go Behind the Scenes of Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz’s Dead Accounts Photo Shoot

Sure, Katie Holmes and Norbert Leo Butz may be big stars, but that doesn’t mean the don’t know how to goof off behind the scenes! The pair let the laughs roll during a photo shoot for their new play Dead Accounts, which begins previews November 3 at the Music Box Theatre. Holmes and Butz play bickering siblings in the show ...

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