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GIANT's Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael John LaChiusa Set for Barnes & Noble CD Signing, 8/1GIANT's Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Michael John LaChiusa Set for Barnes & Noble CD Signing, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - July 2, 2013

Giant's Kate Baldwin, Brian D'Arcy James and Michael John LaChiusa will be present for a CD signing and performance at Barnes & Noble at 86th & Lexington Ave in NYC on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7 PM. (more...)
BWW Reviews: Ghostlight's GIANT (Original Cast Recording) is Majestic, Opulent, and MesmerizingBWW Reviews: Ghostlight's GIANT (Original Cast Recording) is Majestic, Opulent, and Mesmerizing
by David Clarke - May 28, 2013

Edna Ferber has been proven to be plumb inspiration for grandiose and sweeping musicals. 1927's SHOW BOAT was based on her 1926 novel Showboat. Recently, her novel Giant was musicalized by Michael John LaChiusa (SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, FIRST LADY SUITE, THE WILD PARTY). The show features a book by Sybille Pearson, Music and Lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and luxuriant orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin with additional orchestrations by Larry Hochman. GIANT had its New York City premiere in a production that was co-produced by The Public Theater and Dallas Theater Center last fall. The acclaimed musical's rousing and extravagantly epic score has been resplendently captured by Ghostlight Records on their 2-disc GIANT (Original Cast Recording) album. (more...)
GIANT Original Cast Album Released Today!GIANT Original Cast Album Released Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT online and in stores today, May 21, 2013. (more...)
The Public Theater Closes GIANT TodayThe Public Theater Closes GIANT Today
by BWW News Desk - December 16, 2012

The Public Theater's acclaimed epic musical Giant closes today, December 16, after playing an additional two weeks. With book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and directed by Michael Greif, Giant officially opened on Thursday, November 15 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 2. (more...)
GIANT Original Cast Album Coming in Spring 2013!GIANT Original Cast Album Coming in Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - December 14, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the cast of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT will enter the recording studio in January to create an original cast album, which will be released by Ghostlight Records in spring 2013. GIANT officially opened at The Public on November 15 and features a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and direction by Michael Greif. The show will end its limited run at The Public Theater at Astor Place on Sunday, December 16 following a final two-week extension. (more...)
Doreen Montalvo and Cast of GIANT Set for Cabaret Cares TonightDoreen Montalvo and Cast of GIANT Set for Cabaret Cares Tonight
by BWW News Desk - December 3, 2012

The Off Broadway Musical Giant will perform in Cabaret Cares tonight, December 3rd at 7:00 PM. Cabaret Cares is the the monthly fundraising event for Help Is On The Way Today. Help Is On The Way Today was founded by Cabaret Producer Joseph Macchia and is a non for profit that helps children and teens living with HIV and AIDS In New York City living with HIV and AIDS. Since its start 7 years ago Cabaret Cares had raised over $74,000. The series was also honored with Three MAC Awards and a Bistro Award. (more...)
The Public Theater Extends GIANT Through December 16The Public Theater Extends GIANT Through December 16
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that it will extend the acclaimed epic musical Giant two additional weeks. The production must close on Sunday, December 16. (more...)
Doreen Montalvo and Cast of GIANT Set for Cabaret Cares, 12/3Doreen Montalvo and Cast of GIANT Set for Cabaret Cares, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - November 19, 2012

The Off Broadway Musical Giant will perform in Cabaret Cares on December 3rd at 7:00 PM. Cabaret Cares is the the monthly fundraising event for Help Is On The Way Today. Help Is On The Way Today was founded by Cabaret Producer Joseph Macchia and is a non for profit that helps children and teens living with HIV and AIDS In New York City living with HIV and AIDS. Since its start 7 years ago Cabaret Cares had raised over $74,000. The series was also honored with Three MAC Awards and a Bistro Award. (more...)
BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of GIANT on Opening Night - Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Highlights & More!BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of GIANT on Opening Night - Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, Highlights & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 17, 2012

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere production of Giant, an epic love story with book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Michael Greif. The show opened last night, November 15th and runs through Sunday, December 2. BroadwayWorld spoke with Kate Baldwin, Brian d'Arcy James, P.J. Griffith, Michele Pawk and John Dossett on opening night. Click below to hear what they had to say about GIANT's journey to The Public, plus highlights from the show! (more...)
Review Roundup: The Public Theater's GIANT - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: The Public Theater's GIANT - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - November 16, 2012

Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, Giant is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that's like no place else on earth: Texas. The show opened last night, November 15. Directed by Michael Greif, Giant runs through Sunday, December 2. Find out what the critics thought of the new musical below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Opening Night Party for GIANT at the Public Theater!Photo Coverage: Opening Night Party for GIANT at the Public Theater!
by Linda Lenzi - November 16, 2012

Giant runs through Sunday, December 2. BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of the opening night party below! (more...)
BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Public Theater's GIANT- Brian d'Arcy James, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, and More!BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Public Theater's GIANT- Brian d'Arcy James, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - November 15, 2012

The Public Theater presents the New York premiere production of Giant, an epic love story with book by Sybille Pearson and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. Currently in previews at the Newman Theater, the show opens tonight, November 15. Directed by Michael Greif, Giant runs through Sunday, December 2. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)
Previews Begin for GIANT at the Public Theater Tonight, 10/26Previews Begin for GIANT at the Public Theater Tonight, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the New York premiere production of GIANT, an epic love story with book by Sybille Pearson and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, tonight, October 26. Directed by Michael Greif, GIANT runs through Sunday, December 2 in The Public's Newman Theater at its Astor Place home, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 13. Tickets are on sale now at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of GIANT's Photo Shoot!STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of GIANT's Photo Shoot!
by Stage Tube - October 19, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the New York premiere production of GIANT, an epic love story with book by Sybille Pearson and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, on Friday, October 26. Directed by Michael Greif, GIANT runs through Sunday, December 2 in The Public's Newman Theater at its Astor Place home, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 13. Tickets are on sale now at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office. In the video below, go behind the scenes of a recent photo shoot with the cast! (more...)
Previews Begin 10/26 for GIANT at the Public TheaterPreviews Begin 10/26 for GIANT at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - October 12, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the New York premiere production of GIANT, an epic love story with book by Sybille Pearson and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, on Friday, October 26. Directed by Michael Greif, GIANT runs through Sunday, December 2 in The Public's Newman Theater at its Astor Place home, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 13. Tickets are on sale now at (212) 967-7555, www.publictheater.org, or in person at The Public Theater box office. (more...)
Brian d'Arcy James, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Michele Pawk to Lead Public Theater's GIANT- Full Cast Announced!Brian d'Arcy James, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Michele Pawk to Lead Public Theater's GIANT- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - September 10, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of GIANT, an epic love story with book by Sybille Pearson and music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Michael Greif, GIANT begins previews on Friday, October 26 in The Public's Newman Theater at its Astor Place home and will run through Sunday, December 2, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 13. Single tickets, beginning at $75, are on sale now. (more...)
Public Theater to Premiere LaChiusa's GIANT, HERE LIES LOVE About Imelda Marcos & More; Full Season Announced!Public Theater to Premiere LaChiusa's GIANT, HERE LIES LOVE About Imelda Marcos & More; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - April 9, 2012

Public Theater has announced the line-up today for The Public's 2012-2013 Season, beginning in the fall with an October rededication of The Public's historic downtown building. The season continues the theater's nearly 60 year tradition of developing new theatrical voices and presenting Shakespeare to the entire New York community. (more...)
LaChiusa's GIANT to Head to Public in Fall; Broadway Next?LaChiusa's GIANT to Head to Public in Fall; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - February 22, 2012

According to a report on nypost.com, the musical GIANT, which played last month at the Dallas Theater Center, will be heading to the Public Theater in Fall and has potential to transfer to Broadway. (more...)
Photo Flash: Dallas Theatre Center Celebrates Opening Night of GIANTPhoto Flash: Dallas Theatre Center Celebrates Opening Night of GIANT
by BWW News Desk - January 30, 2012

Dallas Theater Center presents Giant at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center through Feb. 19. Tony Award-nominated Michael Greif will direct this new musical by Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa. Aaron Lazar stars as Bick and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow) plays Leslie. Check out photos fromt he opening night celebration below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar in Dallas Theatre Center's GIANTPhoto Flash: First Look at Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar in Dallas Theatre Center's GIANT
by BWW - January 26, 2012

Dallas Theater Center presents Giant at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center through Feb. 19. Tony Award-nominated Michael Greif will direct this new musical by Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa. Aaron Lazar stars as Bick and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow) plays Leslie. Check out production shots from the new musical below! (more...)
DTC Presents GIANT, 1/18-2/19DTC Presents GIANT, 1/18-2/19
by BWW News Desk - January 11, 2012

Dallas Theater Center presents Giant at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Jan. 18 - Feb. 19. Tony Award-nominated Michael Greif will direct this new musical by Sybille Pearson and Michael John LaChiusa. (more...)
Signature Theatre Announces Casting for the World Premiere of LaChiusa's GIANTSignature Theatre Announces Casting for the World Premiere of LaChiusa's GIANT
by BWW News Desk - February 26, 2009

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, today announced casting for the world premiere production of the musical Giant by composer Michael John LaChiusa and playwright Sybille Pearson. (more...)