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Norbert Leo Butz Out of BIG FISH Tonight Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Norbert Leo Butz, who is currently leading BIG FSH 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. (more...)

In Performance: BIG FISH's Norbert Leo Butz Sings 'Fight the Dragons'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, who portrays Edward Bloom in the new Broadway musical BIG FISH, sings the number 'Fight the Dragons,' in which he shares his love of telling stories with his young son. Jim Hershman accompanies on guitar. Check it out here! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin Sing Two New Songs from Broadway-Bound BIG FISH!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

Below, check out two new songs from the show: 'Fight the Dragons' as sung by Norbert Leo Butz and 'Time Stops' as sung by Butz and Kate Baldwin. Catch a first listen below! (more...)

BIG FISH Announces Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa, and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August, BIG FISH begins performances on Broadway tonight, Thursday, September 5, 2013 and will open Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). A limited number of student rush tickets will be available when the box office opens (10am Monday through Saturday) for that day's performance(s). Tickets are $27 (inclusive of a $2 facility fee) and are only available in person at the Neil Simon box office. You must present a valid student ID. Limit two tickets per person. (more...)

Photos and Video: BIG FISH Begins Previews Tonight at Neil Simon Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish begins performances tonight, September 5, 2013 and will open Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Below, check out photos and highlights from the show's pre-Broadway run in Chicago! (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Buffett Mentions BIG FISH on 'TODAY'; Performs New Song
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Jimmy Buffett stopped by NBC's The Today Show this morning in support of his new album 'Songs from St. Nowhere.' Check out the segment below, featuring Buffet's performance of the song 'Too Drunk to Karaoke' - and a shout-out to the Broadway-bound BIG FISH, which he's producing! (more...)

Twitter Watch: BIG FISH Plants a Daffodil for a Fan!
by BWW - Aug 12, 2013

On Twitter Watch, Big Fish wrote ' No one got me a fake @BigFishBroadway daffodil today. NOBODY LOVES ME (Which is the name of the show I'm seeing tonight, incidentally.) @mrtylermartins Enjoy the (awesome) show tonight! Take a peek in the planter near the theater entrance on your way out. #GiftsAreFun My suitors can no longer use flowers to woo me because a BROADWAY SHOW trumps all. Thanks, @BigFishBroadway! pic.twitter.com/9wN7021OFd 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, Anthony Pierini (Mary Poppins) and Zachary Unger (Chaplin) alternating as Young Will, and featuring Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford, J. C. Montgomery, Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar, Ciara Renee, Kirsten Scott and Sarrah Strimel, Big Fish has a cast of 27 that includes Preston Truman Boyd, Bree Branker, Alex Brightman, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hofmann, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder and Ashley Yeater. BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest... and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Big Fish is about dreaming, loving and living bigger.' (more...)

BIG FISH Celebrates Box Office Opening with Mr. Softee at Neil Simon Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 08, 2013

Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), BIG FISH begins performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013 and will open Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The Neil Simon Theatre box office (250 West 52 Street) will open today, August 8, and Mr. Softee will be on hand to celebrate, handing out free ice cream outside the theatre from 1pm-4pm in honor of the special day. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & Bobby Steggert-Led BIG FISH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

Directed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), and a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), BIG FISH begins performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013 and will open Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

BIG FISH, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin, Ends Run in Chicago Tonight; Looks to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, just had its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through today, May 5, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jimmy Buffett and Frank Marshall Meet the Stars of BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

BIG FISH has its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre in a limited 5-week engagement opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Check out the photo below of cast stars with Jimmy Buffett and Frank Marshall! (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound BIG FISH Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin
by Review Roundups - Apr 22, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, opened in Chicago on April 19 for its pre-Broadway world premiere in a limited 5-week engagement through May 5, 2013. (more...)

BIG FISH, Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin, Opens in Chicago Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement opening tonight, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin in Broadway-Bound BIG FISH!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

BIG FISH has its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you just-released production shots below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & More in Rehearsal for BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

BIG FISH has its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances today, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tickets for the Chicago engagement on sale Monday, February 4, 2013. (more...)

BIG FISH Starring Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin Begins Previews in Chicago Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Picturesfilm written by John August, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances today, Tuesday, April 2, 2013, opening Friday, April 19, 2013, and playing through Sunday, May 5, 2013. Tickets for the Chicago engagement on sale Monday, February 4, 2013. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Andrew Lippa and John August of the Pre-Broadway Tryout of BIG FISH in Chicago
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 21, 2013

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013, BroadwayWorld's Chicago Regional Editor, Paul W. Thompson, sat down for exclusive talks with co-star Bobby Steggert, with the writing team of Andrew Lippa (music and lyrics) and John August (book) and with co-star Kate Baldwin in the balcony lobby of Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Here is his report: (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin Sing Two New Songs from Broadway-Bound BIG FISH!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2013

Below, check out two new songs from the show: 'Fight the Dragons' as sung by Norbert Leo Butz and 'Time Stops' as sung by Butz and Kate Baldwin. Catch a first listen below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Susan Stroman Talks BIG FISH in Chicago; Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Sing 'Time Stops'
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2013

In the video below, director Susan Stroman chats with 'Windy City Live' about the new musical and stars Kate Baldwin & Norbert Leo Butz perform 'Time Stops.' Check it out below! (more...)

AUDIO: First Listen- Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Sing BIG FISH!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will open Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Directed 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 nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish begins previews on Broadway Thursday, September 5, 2013. CLICK HERE to listen to 'Time Stops' as sung by Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin! (more...)

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