Norbert Leo Butz Out of BIG FISH Tonight Due to Illness
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Norbert Leo Butz, who is currently leading Big Fish at the Neil Simon Theatre, will be out of the show tonight, October 10, due to illness. Butz revealed to BroadwayWolrd's Richard Ridge on Sunday's opening night that he was feeling 'under the weather.' Understudy Ben Crawford will step in for Butz in his absence.
BroadwayWorld wishes Butz a speedy recovery!
BIG FISH is a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August. The show opened on Sunday October 6, 2013, at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street).
BIG FISH is drected and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman(Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nomineeAndrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nomineeJohn August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).
Starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) as Edward Bloom, Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian's Rainbow) as Sandra Bloom, Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) as Will Bloom,Krystal Joy Brown (Leap Of Faith) as Josephine Bloom and Zachary Unger (Chaplin) as Young Will, and featuring Ryan Andes,Ben Crawford, J. C. Montgomery, Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar, Kirsten Scott, Sarrah Strimel andKatie Thompson, Big Fish has a cast of 27 that includes Preston Truman Boyd, Alex Brightman, Bree Branker, Joshua Buscher,Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hoffman, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedderand Ashley Yeater.