Big 1996

Opened: April 28, 1996
Closing: October 13, 1996

Big - 1996 - Broadway History , Info & More

Shubert Theatre (Broadway)
225 West 44th St. New York, NY

Based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, with a screenplay by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg

The 1987 hit movie featuring Tom Hanks bursts onstage in this vibrant, funny and touching musical. When frustrated adolescent Josh Baskin wishes he were "big" and wakes up the next morning a 30-year-old man, he discovers there's much more to being an adult than he's bargained for-and learns we must all grow up at our own pace, in our own time. A witty, moving, insightful book and a dazzling, energetic, heartfelt, contemporary score make this already classic motion picture fantasy an unforgettable theatrical experience. 'Big' is satisfyingly good. The music of David Shire, the lyrics of Richard Maltby Jr., the book by Jerome Weidman and the choreography by Susan Stroman extol all the values of the grand tradition of musicals. At the Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Big - 1996 - Broadway Cast

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Can't Wait
Talk to Her
The Carnival
Zoltar Speaks
This Isn't Me
I Want to Go Home
The Time of Your Life
Dr. Deathstar
Josh's Welcome
Here We Go Again
Do You Wanna Play Games?
Stars, Stars, Stars
Tavern Foxtrot
Cross the Line
It's Time
Stop, Time
Happy Birthday, Josh
Dancing All the Time
I Want to Know
Coffee, Black
The Real Thing
One Special Man
When You're Big
Skateboard Romance
Your Wish Is Granted
I'm a Kid
I'm a Kid II
I'm a M-O-T-H-E-R
No Problem
Welcome to MacMillan Toys
My Secretary's in Love
There Goes That Music Again
The Product
Little Yellow Duck
A Little Fun
Office Quartet
My Very Best Friend
Let's Not Move Too Fast
Turn Into Something
Not Quite in Love
Little Susan Lawrence
March to the Music
You're Only Young Once
Cross Over the Line
Wha' Da Kids Want?
At the Mall
Happy As I'll Ever Be
Your Choice
The Ballad of Pound Ridge
The Twelve Toys of Christmas
What Is This?
At the Right Time
To Be a Man
Through the Eyes of a Child
Growing Pains
Now I Really Know
We're Gonna Be Fine
Like a Grown-up
Office Romance
She Kissed Me
Say Good Morning to Mom
I'll Think About It Later
You Don't Want to Know
Dish at the Dance
Isn't It Magic?
Port Authority Shuffle
Big Boys
Outta Here!
Turning into Something
Opening Sequence
Say Good Morning To Mom
You're A Big Boy Now
Time Of Your Life
Fun (Tag)
Welcome To MacMillan Toys
My Secretary's In Love
MacMillan Toys 2
Let's Not Move Too Fast
Do You Want To Play Games?
Little Susan Lawrence
Cross The Line
It's Time
Stop, Time
The Nightmare
Dancing All The Time
I Want To Know
Coffee, Black
The Real Thing
Josh's "big"/Ballet
We're Gonna Be Fine
Big has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 1996 and West End which opened in 2019.
Big has been nominated for the following Tony Awards: Best Book of a Musical for John Weidman, Best Choreography for Susan Stroman, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for David Shire, and Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Richard Maltby, Jr.
Big has been nominated for Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for John Weidman and Best Broadway Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards.