PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BIG FISH and More Close in on Investor Goals


With many shows pushing back their Broadway opening nights, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, BIG FISH, THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN and THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST are still on track for their upcoming productions.

PRINCE OF BROADWAY producer Stephen Baruch tells the New York Times today that he and the other producers are still "confident" the show will open this fall, as was previously announced.

"After reviewing everything ranging from the schedules of the creative team, theatre availability, advance group sales needs, among many other elements," Baruch said in May, "We have determined that the optimum time for the show to open on Broadway would be the Fall of 2013." PRINCE OF BROADWAY will feature words and music from many of the shows that have earned Hal Prince a record 21 Tony Awards.

The producers behind BIG FISH, starring Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz - which will have its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street) in a limited 5-week engagement beginning performances Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - have received the $2.5 million it will cost to put the show on in Chicago.

"Some people suggested we lower our budget, but taking the time to develop the show is better in the long run," producer Dan Jinks says.

A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, Big Fish centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom, whose impossible stories of his epic adventures frustrate his son Will. As Edward's final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, the truth from the tall tales.

Meanwhile, THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST, starring Amber Tamblyn, and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN, starring Estelle Parsons, are still on track for their announced Broadway openings pending the acquisition of a theatre.

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