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Big

Big

by David Shire, Richard Maltby Jr. and John Weidman

Based on a Film, Based on a Play, Critically-Acclaimed, Kid-Friendly

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Big

Big




A musical based on the hit film about a boy who dreams of being big.


Story:

Josh Boskin makes a wish to become big. When his wish comes true, he lands a dream job working for Maximillion toys and falls in love Susan. But in the end he must decide whether he's ready to live a grown up's life yet.


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Composer

Composer
David Shire

Lyricist

Lyricist
Richard Maltby Jr.

Librettist

Librettist
John Weidman



  • Premiere
  • 1988 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Shubert Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 28, 1996
Total Performances
193
Original Cast
Jon Cypher, Daniel H. Jenkins, Crista Moore, Joan Barber, Lori Aine Bennett, Graham Bowen, Clent Bowers, Joyce Chittick, Brandon Espinoza, Jay Hardy, Samantha Robyn Lee, Patrick Levis, Spencer Liff, Lizzy Mack, Donna Lee Marshall, Frank Mastrone, Jill Matson, Jan Neuberger, Enrico Rodriguez, Alex Sanchez, John Sloman, Brett Tabisel, Frank Vlastnik, Barbara Walsh, Gene Weygandt, Ray Wills
Director
Mike Ockrent
Choreographer
Susan Stroman
Producer
James B. Freydberg, Kenneth Feld, Laurence Mark and Kenneth D. Greenblatt
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Douglas Besterman
Scenic Design
Robin Wagner
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo
Sound Design
Steve Canyon Kennedy

1988 Film Version

Movie Name
Big
Type
Non-Musical
Director
Penny Marshall
Screenplay
Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Starring
Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins, Robert Loggia, John Heard, Jared Rushton, David Moscow, Jon Lovitz




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1996 Tony Award Nominations

Best Original Score
Best Book of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Actress in a Musical - Crista Moore
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Brett Tabisel

1997 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Daniel H. Jenkins
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Crista Moore
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Brett Tabisel
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Music

1996 Theatre World Award Nominations

Brett Tabisel

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