A new musical based on the classic novel by Edna Ferber.
Comments from published critics
‘‘Director Michael Greif stages the show seamlessly on Allen Moyer’s spare set, which combines with lighting designer Kenneth Posner’s washes of color on a cloud-strewn scrim to effectively suggest the tale’s vast open spaces.’’
‘‘'Giant' is the most important new musical to come along since 'The Light in the Piazza.' It's a show of immense and fully realized promise—and it deserves to move uptown.’’
‘‘Mr. LaChiusa has a wide musical vocabulary, and he deploys it deftly in numbers that subtly incorporate the styles of different eras and cultures, from the 1920s to the 1950s.’’
‘‘Michael John LaChiusa's ambition is as big as Texas, which seems appropriate for his sprawling and terrific new musical...the composer has crafted one of the finest new American musicals in recent memory.’’