WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Book by John Weidman
Music by David Shire
Lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Michael Unger
Based on the motion picture Big by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg
Starring Kerry Butler and John Tartaglia
Josh Baskin is just like any other angst-ridden teenager – he can't wait to grow up. Too bad you have to get through adolescence first. But when Josh makes a wish to be "big" at a carnival and wakes up the next morning in the body of a 30-year-old man, he learns how complicated adulthood can be.
This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour—a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, never recorded and rarely heard.