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Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin & the Cast of BIG FISH
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 09, 2013

Broadway Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical BIG FISH digitally on Friday, February 7, 2014 and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The album will be produced by Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter. Sign up to pre-order athttp://amzn.com/B00H3UKZ6E. BIG FISH began performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013, officially opened on Sunday, October 6, 2013 and will play its final performance on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The cast was in the recording studio earlier today and you can check out behind the scenes photos below! (more...)

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, 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...)

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: 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...)

BIG FISH World Premiere Will Offer $29 Student Tickets, 4/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will offer $29 tickets to college students for its first four performances, April 2-5, 2013. Students will also be invited to attend a Q&A following the show with the cast and creative team members. 200 tickets per performance will be available at this special price when students use the code UNIVERSITY. Tickets are available online at www.BroadwayInChicago.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norbert Leo Butz & Kate Baldwin Sing 'Time Stops' from BIG FISH!
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 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. In the video below, Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin sing 'Time Stops' from the show. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Susan Stroman & More Talk BIG FISH!
by Stage Tube - Feb 08, 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. In the video below, Susan Stroman and the rest of the creative team chat about the project. Here what they had to say below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: TV Spot Released for Broadway-Bound BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Feb 04, 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. Check out a just-released television spot for the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for BIG FISH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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. The artwork for the show has just been revealed. Check it out below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert & More Join Broadway-Bound BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 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. (more...)