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Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, Giant is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that’s like no place else on earth: Texas. Amid a turbulent culture of greed, bigotry and money, a powerful cattleman, his new East Coast bride, their family and friends – not to mention their enemies – embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the state they call home. With a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and direction by Michael Greif, Giant will come to life in an appropriately huge production with a company of 22 actors and a 17-piece orchestra.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Dec. 16, 2012.

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Previews: Oct 26, 2012 • Opening: Nov 15, 2012 • Closing: Dec 16, 2012
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Newman Theater at Joseph Papp Public Theater
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New York, NY 10003
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What is the Story of Giant?
Giant is an epic new American musical that spans three decades as it chronicles the life of Bick Benedict, a Texan cattle rancher, his socialite wife, Leslie, and rival oilman Jett Rink. Bick and Leslie’s enduring marriage frames a larger portrait of the state of Texas, a vast landscape filled with greed, bigotry, money, power, clashing cultures, death and birth. With a book by Sybille Pearson and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, Giant brings the great state of Texas to life like never before.


A collection of our favorite reviews from professional news sources.

"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."


Erik Haagensen

"'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."

The Wall Street Journal

Terry Teachout

"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."

The New York Times

Ben Brantley

"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."

Entertainment Weekly

Thom Geier

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Natalie Cortez
Raul Aranas
Mary Bacon
Adarene and Mrs. Lynnton
Rocio Del Mar Valles
Bobby Fletcher
Bobby Jr. and Bobby Sr.
Michael Halling
Lord Karfrey and Lynnton
Mackenzie Mauzy
Lil Luz
Doreen Montalvo
Allison Rogers
Heidi and Lady Karfrey
Martin Sola
Matthew Stocke
Katie Thompson


Music and Lyrics
Michael John LaChiusa
Sybille Pearson
Based on the novel by
Edna Ferber
Michael Greif
Set Designer
Allen Moyer
Alex Sanchez
Costume Designer
Jeff Mahshie
Lighting Designer
Kenneth Posner
Sound Designer
Brian Ronan
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