"Big Fish," a musical version of the 2003 film, will bow in Chicago in April before heading to Broadway in the fall
"Big Fish," the musical based on Daniel Wallace's novel and Tim Burton's 2003 film, is set to hit Broadway in October. But what will the movie would sound like as a musical?
Like the movie, "Big Fish" tells the story of Will Bloom, who returns home to see his dying father, Edward, whose wild stories of epic adventures created a rift between the two.
In a special presentation in Chicago, Norbert Leo Butz ("Catch Me If You Can") and Kate Baldwin ("Finian's Rainbow"), who star as Edward and Sandra, performed "Time Stops," a song written by Andrew Lippa about Edward seeing Sandra for the first time.
Directed by Susan Stroman ("The Producers," "Contact"), "Big Fish features a book by "Frankenweenie" screenwriter John August, who also wrote the screenplay for the movie.
The musical bows at Chicago's Oriental Theatre on April 2 for five weeks before moving to Broadway in the fall. Rehearsals begin next week in New York.
Listen to "Time Stops," and tell us what you think.