Further casting has been announced for the upcoming West End transfer of Big the Musical, which opens at the Dominion Theatre in September. Based on the film starring Tom Hanks, the musical is about a 12-year-old boy who wishes he was ‘big’, and wakes up with the body of an adult. It will star The Wanted singer Jay McGuiness as Josh Baskin after he originated the role during a run in Plymouth in 2016.
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A new production of the 1996 Broadway musical Big is set to head to London's West End at the Dominion Theatre following runs at the Theatre Royal Plymouth and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin. The new West End production is set to run from 6th September, with tickets now on sale.
Based on the hit 1988 Tom Hanks film of the same name, Big the Musical 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 was re-staged and rewritten for the US tour and the new production directed and choreographed by Morgan Young will mark its UK premiere. The Wanted singer and winner of Strictly Come Dancing Jay McGuiness led the show in the role of Josh Baskin, alongside West End stars Jessica Martin, Diana Vickers, Gary Wilmot and Irwin Sparkes.
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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.