MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 28, 1996
Closing Date
Oct 13, 1996
1st Preview
Apr 08, 1996
1st Preview
Apr 08, 1996
Previews
22
Performances
193
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Shubert Theatre
(Apr 28, 1996 - Oct 13, 1996)

Setting
New Jersey; Port Authority; FAO Schwarz, etc.

Book by John Weidman; Music by David Shire; Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Music orchestrated by Douglas Besterman; Dance arrangements by David Krane; Electronic music designed by Brian Besterman; Additional vocal arrangements by Patrick Brady; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Based on the Motion Picture "Big," a film by 20th Century Fox; Based on the Motion Picture "Big" written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Directed by Mike Ockrent; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Associate Director: Steven Zweigbaum; Assistant Choreographer: Ginger Thatcher
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair and Wig Design by David Brian Brown; Associate Scenic Design: David Peterson and Atkin Pace; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Vivien Leone; Associate Sound Design: John Shivers; Moving Lights Programmer: Paul J. Sonnleitner; Assistant Scenic Design: Douglas Huszti and Thomas Peter Sarr; Assistant Costume Design: Mary Nemecek Peterson, Tracy Dorman, Rick Conway and Angela M. Kahler; Assistant Lighting Design: Paul Palazzo and Doreen Tighe
General Manager: Fremont Associates, Inc. and Robert Kamlot; Company Manager: Steven Chaikelson; Assistant Co. Mgr: Elie Landau
Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Lighting supervised by Rick Baxter; Production Stage Manager: Steven Zweigbaum; Stage Manager: Clifford Schwartz; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tamlyn Freund and Àra Marx
Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Nicholas Archer; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein and Xin Zhao; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Clay C. Ruede; Bass: Charles Bergeron; Woodwind: Albert Regni, John Moses, Dennis Anderson, Eric Weidman and John Campo; French Horn: Ronald Sell and Michael Ishii; Trumpet: Joe Mosello, Danny Cahn and Dave Brown; Trombone: Bruce Eidem and Dean Plank; Keyboard: Nicholas Archer, Brian Besterman and Patrick Brady; Guitar: Andrew Schwartz; Drums: Paul Pizzuti; Percussion: Thad Wheeler; Music Contractor: Ronald Sell; Music Preparation Supervisor: Peggy Serra
Special Effects by Gregory Meeh; Magic Consultant: Charles Reynolds
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Production Associate: Michelle Leslie; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Stacey Todd Holt and Joyce Chittick; Original Artwork by David Febland Studios; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: Boneau / Bryan-Brown Promotions, Scott Walton, Paula Mallino and Meredith Westgate-Moore
MacMillan
Josh Baskin
Susan
F.A.O. Sales Executive
 
Ensemble
Lori Aine Bennett
Broadway debut
Maggie
 
Big Kid
Graham Bowen
Broadway debut
Skateboard Romeo
 
Big Kid
Carnival Man
 
Barrett
 
Ensemble
Deathstarette
 
Ensemble
Starfighter
 
Big Kid
CJay Hardy
Broadway debut
Deathstarette
 
Ensemble
Samantha Robyn Lee
Broadway debut
Tiffany
 
Big Kid
Patrick Levis
Broadway debut
Young Josh
Spencer Liff
Broadway debut
Skatephone
 
Big Kid
Lizzy Mack
Broadway debut
Cynthia Benson
 
Big Kid
Mrs. Kopecki
 
Diane
 
Ensemble
Arcade Man
 
Lipton
 
Ensemble
Abigail
 
Ensemble
Miss Watson
 
Ensemble
Enrico Rodriguez
Broadway debut
Kid with Walkman
 
Big Kid
Derek
 
Ensemble
Mr. Baskin
 
Derelict
 
Larry Johnson
 
Tom
 
Ensemble
Brett Tabisel
Broadway debut
Billy
Frank Vlastnik
Broadway debut
Matchless
 
Birnbaum
 
Ensemble
Mrs. Baskin
Mr. Kopecki
 
Panhandler
 
Nick
 
Ensemble
Zoltar
Understudies: Joan Barber (Mrs. Baskin), Graham Bowen (Young Josh, Billy), Clent Bowers (MacMillan), Brandon Espinoza (Billy), Stacey Todd Holt (Josh Baskin), Spencer Liff (Young Josh), Donna Lee Marshall (Mrs. Baskin, Susan), Frank Mastrone (Paul, MacMillan, Nick, Tom), Jill Matson (Susan), Frank Vlastnik (Josh Baskin) and Ray Wills (Paul)
music by David Shire; lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Act 1
Sung By
Can't Wait
Young Josh, Mrs. Baskin, Billy, Kids and Parents
Talk to Her
Billy and Young Josh
The Carnival
The Company
This Isn't Me
Josh Baskin
I Want To Go Home
Josh Baskin
The Time Of Your Life
Kids
Fun
MacMillan, Josh Baskin and The Company
Dr. Deathstar
The Deathstarettes
Josh's Welcome
Susan, Paul and Executives
Here We Go Again
Susan
Stars, Stars, Stars
Josh Baskin and Susan
Tavern Foxtrot
Paul and The Company
Cross the Line
Josh Baskin, Kids and The Company
Act 2
Sung By
It's Time
Billy and Kids
Stop, Time
Mrs. Baskin
Happy Birthday, Josh
Kids
Dancing All The Time
Susan
I Want to Know
Young Josh
Coffee, Black
Josh Baskin, MacMillan, Miss Watson, Birnbaum, Barrett, Lipton, Executives and Staff
The Real Thing
Nick, Tom, Diane and Abigail
One Special Man
Susan
When You're Big
Josh Baskin
Skateboard Romance
Kids
I Want To Go Home (Reprise)
Josh Baskin and Susan
Stars, Stars, Stars (Reprise)
Josh Baskin and Susan

Tony Award®

 

Best Book of a Musical

1996 Nominee
Book by John Weidman
 

Best Original Score

1996 Nominee
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Crista Moore
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Brett Tabisel
 

Best Choreography

1996 Nominee
Choreographed by Susan Stroman

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Choreography

1997 Nominee
Choreographed by Susan Stroman
 

Outstanding Orchestrations

1997 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Douglas Besterman
 

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

1997 Nominee
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
 
 

Outstanding Book

1996 Nominee
Book by John Weidman
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Daniel H. Jenkins
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Crista Moore
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Brett Tabisel
 

Outstanding Lyrics

1996 Nominee
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
 

Outstanding Music

1996 Nominee
Music by David Shire

Theatre World

Award

1996 Recipient
Brett Tabisel
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