Big Fish musical announces complete casting
Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin and Bobby Steggert will join the previously announced Norbert Leo Butz in the musical adaptation of Big Fish, which will have a pre-Broadway tryout at the Oriental Theatre in April. Producers also announced dates and venue for the show's Broadway run, set to begin October 6 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Big Fish, based on the Daniel Wallace novel and Tim Burton film, has a book by screenwriter John August and score by Andrew Lippa. Five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman is the director and choreographer. In addition to Butz as Edward Bloom, Baldwin as Sandra Bloom and Steggert as Will Bloom, the cast includes Krystal Joy Brown, Zachary Unger, and Tony nominee Brad Oscar. Ryan Andes, Ben Crawford, J. C. Montgomery, Kirsten Scott, Sarrah Strimel, Katie Thompson, Preston Truman Boyd, Alex Brightman, Bree Branker, Joshua Buscher, Robin Campbell, Bryn Dowling, Jason Lee Garrett, Leah Hoffman, Synthia Link, Angie Schworer, Lara Seibert, Tally Sessions, Cary Tedder and Ashley Yeater round out the ensemble.
Performances at the Oriental Theatre run April 2–May 5. Tickets go on sale to the general public February 4. See Broadway in Chicago for more information on the Chicago run.