Big the Musical was - in a pre-Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and King Kong - one of the costliest Broadway flop musicals ever staged at the time of its 1996 premiere, losing the entirety of its $10.3m investment when it shut after just six months, after failing to be nominated for that year's Tony Award for best musical.Even though it had a British director - the late, great Mike Ockrent (whose hits included Me and My Girl and Crazy for You on both sides of the Atlantic), working with the...
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A new production of the 1996 Broadway musical Big, based on the popular 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, is now open in London's West End at the Dominion Theatre. The musical has the same storyline as the film, which sees a young boy wish he could be grown up, and suddenly wakes up in an adult's body, having to navigate the difficulties and realities of adulthood. Tickets for Big the Musical are now on sale.
The production stars Jay McGuiness, known as a singer in The Wanted and Strictly Come Dancing contestant, lead the cast as Josh Baskin (the role made famous by Hanks) alongside Girls Aloud singer Kimberley Walsh, Wendi Peters and Matthew Kelly.
Big the Musical, which opened in the West End on 19th September, features music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. After opening on Broadway in 1996 in a large and well-documented production directed by Mike Ockrent with choreography by Susan Stroman, it ran for just 193 performances at the Shubert Theatre and was nominated for five Tony Awards.
The musical got its UK premiere in Plymouth in 2016, also starring McGuiness, and after touring to Dublin, proved to be a success, announcing a West End transfer shortly after. Directed and choreographed by Morgan Young, the production includes scenes from the film, including the iconic giant piano dance in the toy store.
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Cast and creative
By: John Weidman
Songs by: David Shire and Richard Maltby
Director: Morgan Young
Cast list: Jay McGuiness, Wendi Peters, Kimberley Walsh, Matthew Kelly, Lori Haley Fox, Edward Handoll, Harrison Dadswell, Jamie O’Connor, Jake Simon, Jobe Hart, Austen Phelan, Theo Wilkinson, Charlie Bull, Colin Burnicle, Christie-Lee Crosson, Vicki Davids, Alex Fobbester, Leanne Garretty, Stuart Hickey, Matt Holland, Tash Holway, Ross McLaren, Richard Murphy, Eddie Myles, Katharine Pearson, Anton Fosh, Gemma Fuller, Gary Murphy, Katy Osborne, Olufemi Alaka, Coco Cousin-Brown, Asher Ezeguiel, Ellis Griffiths, Imogen Law Hing Choy, Noah Leggott, Amaya Lucas, Cassia McCarthy, Ophelia Parsons, Bailey Razdan, Lucinda Wicks and Chanel Zinyemba.
Design: Simon Higlett
Lighting: Tim Lutkin
Costume: Simon Higlett
Choreography: Morgan Young
Sound: Terry Jardine and Avgoustos Psillas
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Complete casting has been named for the West End premiere of Big, opening at the Dominion Theatre in September.Based on the 1988 film starring Tom Hanks, Big follows Josh Baskin, a 12-year-old who wakes up in an adult's body. Now living in a grown-up world, Josh must grow up fast, however his youthfulness has a lasting effect on those he works with. Big features original songs including 'Cross The Line' and 'I Want to Go Home'.Joining the previously announced cast including Jay McGuiness...
The musical stage adaptation of Big is set to open at the Dominion Theatre this autumn, it has been announced.Based on the 1988 film which starred Tom Hanks as a boy who makes a wish to be "big" and wakes up an adult, the musical premiered on Broadway in 1996 with music by David Shire, lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr, and a book by John Weidman.The production, which will run at the Dominion Theatre from 6th September to 2nd November, will star Jay McGuiness in the lead role of Josh Baskin.McGuiness,...