A rollicking fantasy set in the American South, Big Fish centers on the charismatic Edward Bloom (Norbert Leo Butz), whose impossible stories of epic adventures frustrate his son Will (Bobby Steggert). As Edward’s final chapter approaches, Will embarks on his own journey to find out who his father really is, revealing the man behind the myth, separating the truth from the tall tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and inventive stagecraft, Big Fish is a tribute to the power of family, dreaming big and the unpredictable adventure of life itself. Book by John August, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman.
Big Fish is based on the 1998 novel Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace, and the 2003 critically acclaimed film from Columbia Pictures written by John August, directed by Tim Burton, and starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange and Helena Bonham Carter. The musical had its pre-Broadway world premiere at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre in the spring of 2013.