Big

Musical - Original

Shubert Theatre

  • First Preview: April 8, 1996
  • Opening Date: April 28, 1996
  • Closing Date: October 13, 1996
  • Previews: 22
  • Performances: 193

Lyrics: Richard Maltby, Jr.

Music: David Shire

Book: John Weidman

Synopsis

Twelve-year-old Josh Baskin wakes up in the body of a thirty-something man, finding unexpected success as a toy executive with a girlfriend, in this musical adaptation of the 1988 film.

 

Opening Night Cast

Jon Cypher in Big Jon Cypher MacMillan
Daniel Jenkins in Big Daniel Jenkins Josh Baskin
Crista Moore in Big Crista Moore Susan
Barbara Walsh in Big Barbara Walsh Mrs. Baskin
Gene Weygandt in Big Gene Weygandt Paul
Brett Tabisel in Big Brett Tabisel Billy
Patrick Levis in Big Patrick Levis Young Josh
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Opening Night Production Credits

John Weidman John Weidman Book
  David Shire Music
Richard Maltby, Jr. Richard Maltby, Jr. Lyrics
  Mike Ockrent Director
Susan Stroman Susan Stroman Choreographer
Robin Wagner Robin Wagner Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Daniel Jenkins Nominee
1996 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Crista Moore Nominee
1996 Outstanding Book of a Musical John Weidman Nominee
1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Brett Tabisel Nominee
1996 Outstanding Lyrics Richard Maltby, Jr. Nominee
1996 Outstanding Music David Shire Nominee
1996 Outstanding Musical   Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Nominee

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Theatre World Award Brett Tabisel Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1996 Actress in a Musical Crista Moore Nominee
1996 Book of a Musical John Weidman Nominee
1996 Choreography Susan Stroman Nominee
1996 Featured Actor in a Musical Brett Tabisel Nominee
1996 Original Score David Shire
Richard Maltby, Jr.
Nominee

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Oct. 13, 1996 20 $337,512
-
$36,132 $40.06
$70.00
8425
1449
8
0
72.68% 7.76%
Oct. 6, 1996 19 $301,380
-
$52,915 $40.05
$70.00
7525
1449
8
0
64.92% 7.93%
Sep. 29, 1996 18 $248,465
-
$30,209 $37.61
$70.00
6606
1449
8
0
56.99% 8.03%
Sep. 22, 1996 17 $218,256
-
- $38.46
$70.00
5675
1449
8
0
48.96% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $1,105,613
-
  $39.05 28231
46368
32
0
60.88 %  
Cumulative
  $9,736,877
-
  $42.20
$70.00
229895
311535
193
22
73.79 %  
 
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