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A brand-new musical based on the novel and film of the same name arrives on Broadway starring Norbert Leo Butz.

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Sardi’s Unveils an Extraordinary Portrait of Big Fish Leading Lady Kate Baldwin

Sardi’s Unveils an Extraordinary Portrait of Big Fish Leading Lady Kate Baldwin
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Big Fish star Kate Baldwin officially became a theater legend on December 19, when Sardi's unveiled a gorgeous portrait of the Tony nominee! Baldwin was joined by a huge crew of family, friends and Big Fish co-stars, including Norbert Leo Butz, Jonathan Groff, Brandon Victor Dixon, Bobby Steggert and tons more. The new drawing will grace the walls of the ...

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & the Cast of Broadway’s Big Fish Make a Splash in the Recording Studio

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & the Cast of Broadway’s Big Fish Make a Splash in the Recording Studio
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The Broadway run of Big Fish is coming to a close on December 29—but don’t worry, little guppies! You can still sing along with two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert and more in a brand new cast recording, released by Broadway Records digitally February 7, 2014, and in stores February 11. Broadway.com went behind the ...

Big News! Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, to Release Cast Album After Broadway Closing Date

Big News! Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, to Release Cast Album After Broadway Closing Date

Big Fish may be making its final splash on Broadway December 29, but the larger-than-life musical starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert will live on in a new cast recording. Broadway Records will release the album digitally February 7, 2014 and the CD will hit store shelves February 11.

Directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman ...

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Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush & More Experience the Extraordinary Tale of Big Fish

Hugh Jackman, Geoffrey Rush & More Experience the Extraordinary Tale of Big Fish
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Big Fish reeled in quite the star-studded crowd on November 13, when Tony winner Hugh Jackman, Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Tony winner Hal Linden caught the larger-than-life new musical on Broadway. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman (who worked with Jackman in the 1998 West End revival of Oklahoma!) Big Fish tells the story of ...

See Big Fish’s Joshua Buscher Teach Andy Cohen to Do the Alabama Stomp on Watch What Happens Live

See Big Fish’s Joshua Buscher Teach Andy Cohen to Do the Alabama Stomp on Watch What Happens Live

Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen became an honorary southerner on November 12! Big Fish swing (and he’s pretty easy on the eyes, too) Joshua Buscher stopped by the set of the hit Bravo TV series to teach Cohen and company how to do the Alabama Stomp, a fun dance number from the musical, directed and choreographed by Susan ...

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Big Fish, Starring Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz, to End Broadway Run

Big Fish, Starring Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz, to End Broadway Run

Big Fishstarring Tony winner Norbert Leo ButzKate 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 ...

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Big Fish Star Norbert Leo Butz on Stealing Aaron Tveit’s Hair, Sitting on Idina’s Lap & Why He Can’t Listen to The Last Five Years

Big Fish Star Norbert Leo Butz on Stealing Aaron Tveit’s Hair, Sitting on Idina’s Lap & Why He Can’t Listen to The Last Five Years

On the 100th episode of Show People, Norbert Leo Butz chats about Daphne Rubin-Vega’s dirty jokes, making Kristin Chenoweth cry, rocking leather jackets and Wicked earrings, and why Big Fish is like Beaches for straight guys.

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Watch Big Fish Favorite Kate Baldwin Perform ‘I Don’t Need a Roof’ with Andrew Lippa on Good Day New York

Watch Big Fish Favorite Kate Baldwin Perform ‘I Don’t Need a Roof’ with Andrew Lippa on Good Day New York

Big Fish has really been making a splash on Broadway, and on November 7, Tony nominee Kate Baldwin and composer Andrew Lippa brought the larger-than-life tale to the small screen. The duo stopped by Good Day New York to chat about the show and perform the touching ballad, “I Don’t Need a Roof.” In Big Fish, Baldwin plays Sandra ...

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Broadway-Bound Star Neil Patrick Harris Makes a Splash at Big Fish

Broadway-Bound Star Neil Patrick Harris Makes a Splash at Big Fish
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Neil Patrick Harris is in a New York state of mind! The Emmy winner is gearing up to play a transgender rock goddess in Hedwig and the Angry Inch this spring, and he’s currently helming the new engagement of the magic show Nothing to Hide off-Broadway, so lucky for us, he's been hanging around the Big Apple a lot recently ...

Kristin Chenoweth Dives Into Broadway’s Big Fish to Cheer on Wicked Pal Norbert Leo Butz

Kristin Chenoweth Dives Into Broadway’s Big Fish to Cheer on Wicked Pal Norbert Leo Butz
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Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth had a good cry on October 12 when she caught a performance of the Broadway musical Big Fish, starring her pal and former Wicked co-star, two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz. The Broadway favorite was visibly moved when she headed backstage to meet the cast, and got especially tearful when she reunited with Butz, who plays ...

Exclusive! Aaron Tveit on Two New Movie Roles and How Big Fish Buddy Norbert Leo Butz Made Him Cry

Exclusive! Aaron Tveit on Two New Movie Roles and How Big Fish Buddy Norbert Leo Butz Made Him Cry

Les Miserables movie fave Aaron Tveit experienced a Broadway flashback when he picked up his tickets for opening night of the new musical Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre on October 6.

“It felt very nostalgic to be back at the Neil Simon,” Tveit told Broadway.com at the show’s opening night bash across 52nd Street at Roseland ...

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Holy Mackerel! It's a Giant-Sized Opening Night For Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish

Holy Mackerel! It's a Giant-Sized Opening Night For Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish
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Big Fish made a big Broadway splash on October 6, when the new musical officially opened at the Neil Simon Theatre. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman and featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by John August, the new tuner tells the extraordinary story of Edward Bloom, a man who tells, well, extraordinary stories! After taking ...

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert Kick Up Their Heels on the Enchanting Opening Night of Big Fish

Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert Kick Up Their Heels on the Enchanting Opening Night of Big Fish

The larger-than-life cast of Big Fish had a great reason to celebrate on October 6: the new musical officially opened on Broadway! See what Norbert Leo Butz and the stars had to say on their big night.

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The Extraordinary Story of Big Fish Opens on Broadway, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert

The Extraordinary Story of Big Fish Opens on Broadway, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert

The new musical Big Fish is casting its net in the Broadway seas! Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the larger-than-life show opens October 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Based on the book and film of the same name, Big Fish stars Norbert Leo Butz as a father with big dreams and the production features music and lyrics by ...

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Squigs Sketches a Larger-Than-Life Portrait of Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish

Squigs Sketches a Larger-Than-Life Portrait of Norbert Leo Butz & the Cast of Big Fish

Big Fish is bringing a big dose of magic to the Great White Way, and Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson swam to the Neil Simon Theatre to catch the new adventure onstage, then drew this portrait of the cast in action. Clockwise from bottom left, the drawing features Zachary Unger as Young Will, Ryan Andes as Karl the ...

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Reel In This Video First Look at Broadway’s Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz

Reel In This Video First Look at Broadway’s Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz

Big Fish is bringing the larger-than-life tales of Edward Bloom to Broadway, starring Norbert Leo Butz as an extravagant storyteller with huge dreams. Check out a video sneak peek of production, opening October 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre!

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Ciara Renee on Her Transformation From ‘Video Game Dork’ to Broadway Witch in Big Fish

Ciara Renee on Her Transformation From ‘Video Game Dork’ to Broadway Witch in Big Fish

Age & Hometown: 22; Harrisburg, PA

Current Role: A dazzling Broadway debut as the mysterious and magical Witch who predicts Edward Bloom’s future in Big Fish.

Big Dreams: Ciara Renee exudes confidence and charm in Big Fish, but growing up, she insists she wasn’t so smooth. “My older brother Billy was really into video games, and of course I followed ...

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Composer Andrew Lippa Sits Down at the Piano to Share the Larger-Than-Life Tales of Big Fish

Composer Andrew Lippa Sits Down at the Piano to Share the Larger-Than-Life Tales of Big Fish

Composer Andrew Lippa tells the stories behind his charming new score for Big Fish and performs a few of the musical's memorable songs, including “Fight the Dragons,” “Be the Hero” and “Daffodils.”

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Book Writer John August on Bringing the ‘Funny, Weird and Touching’ Story of Big Fish to Broadway

Book Writer John August on Bringing the ‘Funny, Weird and Touching’ Story of Big Fish to Broadway

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After adapting Big Fish for the big screen, John August knew that the 2003 film, based on the novel by Daniel Wallace, would make a thrilling, larger-than-life Broadway musical. The only problem? He’d never written for the theater! August, whose long list of screenplay credits includes Go, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Dark Shadows and Corpse Bride ...

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Get a Splashy First Look at Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert

Get a Splashy First Look at Big Fish, Starring Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert
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The new musical Big Fish has cast its line in the Broadway seas, and we’ve got a colorful first look at the heartwarming production. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel tells the story of Edward Bloom (two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz), a man who tells fantastical stories about his life, and ...

The Extraordinary Story of Big Fish, From Tall Tale to Larger-Than-Life Broadway Musical

The Extraordinary Story of Big Fish, From Tall Tale to Larger-Than-Life Broadway Musical

The incredible tales of adventurer Edward Bloom are coming to life in Big Fish, a mythical new musical about a man with big dreams and even bigger stories. Directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman, the show opens officially on October 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Read on to discover how Big Fish swam from the page to the big ...

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Big Fish Star Bobby Steggert on Becoming Broadway’s Favorite Son & Sibling

Big Fish Star Bobby Steggert on Becoming Broadway’s Favorite Son & Sibling

The best stage actors transcend their offstage personalities, surprising audiences by bringing an extra dimension to the characters they play. That’s certainly the case with Bobby Steggert, a polite, mild-mannered young man whose intense, commanding performances have made him the go-to actor for youthful lead roles. Since playing Audra McDonald’s brother in 110 in the Shade, Steggert has earned a ...

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Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively Enjoy a Broadway Date Night at Big Fish

Ryan Reynolds & Blake Lively Enjoy a Broadway Date Night at Big Fish
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Three days before celebrating their first wedding anniversary, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds enjoyed a Broadway date night! On September 6, the gorgeous couple took in the second preview of Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre. Reynolds came out to show support for Big Fish screenwriter-turned-librettist John August, the writer and director of his 2007 film drama The Nines ...

What a Catch! Magical New Musical Big Fish, Starring Two-Time Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz, Lands on Broadway

What a Catch! Magical New Musical Big Fish, Starring Two-Time Tony Winner Norbert Leo Butz, Lands on Broadway

The new stage adaptation of Big Fish has cast its line on Broadway, starring Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert. The musical, directed and choreographed by Tony winner Susan Stroman and featuring music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and a book by John August, begins performances September 5 at the Neil Simon Theatre, with opening night ...

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Big Fish Star Bobby Steggert Remembers His ‘Bad-Ass’ Homecoming Decorations and the Class He Dreaded

Big Fish Star Bobby Steggert Remembers His ‘Bad-Ass’ Homecoming Decorations and the Class He Dreaded

As kids all over America head back to school, Broadway.com decided to ask our favorite Broadway stars to look back at their own years in the classroom—and share a school picture! Tony nominee Bobby Steggert, who is returning to the Broadway stage as determined son Will Bloom in Big Fish beginning September 6, recalls his favorite teacher, a tearful ...

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