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Enjoy an evening of conversation and performances—and perhaps a few tall tales—from the creative team and cast from the new Broadway musical Big Fish.

First a novel by Daniel Wallace, then a movie by Tim Burton, Big Fish opened this month with an exciting, imaginative production directed by Susan Stroman. Big Fish producers and director will share backstage stories, and cast members, including Lyrics & Lyricists’ Kate Baldwin, will perform songs from the show.

John August, screenwriter & book of the musical
Bruce Cohen, Dan Jinks, film and Broadway producers
Andrew Lippa, music & lyrics
Susan Stroman, Broadway director / choreographer
Daniel Wallace, novelist

Kate Baldwin, vocals
Bobby Steggert, vocals

Debra Monk, moderator

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About the Musical

Big Fish is a new Broadway musical featuring direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award® winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) lead the cast.

Based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, Big Fish centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to the fullest … and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him—most of all, his devoted wife, Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to discover the truth behind his father’s epic tales.

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John August

John August (screenwriter and book of the musical) received a 2004 BAFTA nomination for his screenplay for Big Fish. His other credits include Go, Titan A.E., Charlie's Angels, Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Corpse Bride, The Nines and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, for which he received a 2006 Grammy nomination for lyrics. His most recent film is the Oscar-nominated Frankenweenie, for which he wrote the screenplay and lyrics. He is a graduate of Drake University and USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

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Kate Baldwin

Kate Baldwin (Sandra Bloom) has appeared on Broadway in Finian's Rainbow, (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), The Full Monty, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Wonderful Town. Other New York theater credits include Giant (Public Theater, Drama Desk nomination) and Fiorello! (Encores). Her regional theater credits: include The Women (Old Globe), Henry V (Shakespeare Theatre of NJ), She Loves Me (Williamstown) and she has appeared on television in "Law & Order: SVU", "Stephen Sondheim's Passion" for PBS.

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Bruce Cohen

Bruce Cohen (film and Broadway producer) is extremely excited to be adding theater to his list of producing credits. He produced the film version of Big Fish and his other movies include Silver Linings Playbook (Academy Award nomination), Milk (Academy Award nomination) and American Beauty (Academy Award). His television credits include “Pushing Daisies” and the “83rd Annual Academy Awards (Emmy nomination). To be producing his first Broadway show alongside this creative team is a dream come true.

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Dan Jinks

Dan Jinks (film and Broadway producer) began his career working in the theater in New York. He took a detour to Hollywood, where he produced such movies as American Beauty (Academy Award), Milk (Academy Award nomination), Big Fish, Nothing to Lose, Down With Love, The Forgotten and The Nines. His television credits include “Pushing Daisies”, “Traveler”, “Side Order of Life” and “Emily Owens, MD.” He couldn't be more thrilled to be producing his first Broadway show, and to be working with John August (for the third time), Andrew Lippa and Susan Stroman.

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Andrew Lippa

Andrew Lippa (music and lyrics of the musical) wrote the words and music to the original theatrical oratorio I Am Harvey Milk that received its world premiere in San Francisco in June, 2013 with the San Francisco Gay Mens’ Chorus starring Laura Benanti and Mr. Lippa as Harvey Milk. He also wrote the Tony-nominated music and lyrics for the Broadway musical The Addams Family as well as the music for the Broadway production of Aaron Sorkin’s play The Farnsworth Invention. Other musicals include the Drama Desk award winning musical The Wild Party (book/music/lyrics), A Little Princess (music), jon & jen (music/co-wrote book), Asphalt Beach (music/lyrics) and You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (additional music/lyrics and arrangements). Mr. Lippa was music director for Kristin Chenoweth's sold-out shows at the Metropolitan Opera House, Carnegie Hall and others. Accolades include a Tony and Grammy nomination, the Gilman/Gonzalez-Falla Theater Foundation Award, ASCAP’s Richard Rodgers/New Horizons Award, The Drama Desk and The Outer Critics Circle Award.

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Bobby Steggert

Bobby Steggert (Will Bloom) has appeared on Broadway in Ragtime (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics nominations), 110 in the Shade (Outer Critics nomination) and Master Harold...and the boys. Other work includes Giant (Public Theater), Assistance (Playwrights Horizons), A Minister's Wife and The Grand Manner (Lincoln Center Theater), Yank! (Drama Desk nomination, York Theater), The Slugbearers of Kayrol Island (Drama Desk nomination, Vineyard Theater) and columbinus (New York Theater Workshop). His film and television credits include: The Namesake, Kinsey, “The Good Wife” and “All My Children."

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Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman (Broadway Director/Choreographer) directed and choreographed The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway, where it received 12 Tony Award nominations. The show has continued to garner acclaim with her recent productions at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, American Conservatory Theater and the Ahmanson Theatre. She directed and choreographed The Producers, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards, including Best Direction and Best Choreography. She co-created, directed and choreographed the groundbreaking musical Contact for Lincoln Center Theater, winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Choreography, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards and a 2003 Emmy Award for “Live from Lincoln Center”. Other Broadway credits include, Oklahoma! (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards), Young Frankenstein, Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man (Outer Critics Circle Award), The Frogs, Steel Pier, Big, Show Boat (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Picnic and Crazy for You (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards). She is the winner of a record five Astaire Awards and a recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater.

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Daniel Wallace

Daniel Wallace (Author) is the author of five novels, including his latest, The Kings and Queens of Roam. Wallace's work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages and is studied in high schools and universities across the country. He is a contributing editor to Garden & Gun magazine and is the J. Ross MacDonald Distinguished Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he teaches and directs the Creative Writing Program.

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