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The new Broadway-bound musical Big Fish, based on the 2003 movie, has landed itself a Broadway theater and is set to open in the fall.
A father and son feature of mythic proportions, Big Fish will be starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can). A more definitive list, featured on Broadway World includes Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) and Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime).
The musical’s book, based off of the 2003 Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton which, in turn, is an adaptation of Daniel Wallace’s novel, will be written by John August, the screenwriter for the movie adaptation, according to the Huffington Post.
Having been in development for several years, according to the New York Times, Big Fish will be premiering on Broadway in the Neil Simon Theatre, which has hosted a number of Broadway giants like Anything Goes (1934), Annie (1977) and Catch Me If You Can (2011).
Opening night will be Sunday, October 6, 2013.