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Will Katie Thompson Still Appear in Broadway’s Big Fish?

Audition notices for her role make us think otherwise.

Will Broadway’s Big Fish be Katie Thompson-less? That’s what we’re wondering after spying an audition notice in trade papers for The Witch, the character she played in Chicago.

Thompson was among the cast of the show’s world premiere production earlier this spring at the Oriental Theatre, “bringing down the house” with her performance, according to Variety’s review. And while full casting for the Broadway berth, which begins rehearsals August 12, hasn’t been officially announced, her name is conspicuously missing from the show’s website. And then there’s that audition notice, which lists her character as available.

With a score by Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa and a book by John August, Big Fish is directed and choreographed by multiple Tony winner Susan Stroman. Norbert Leo Butz and Kate Baldwin lead the company of the fanciful new musical, which begins performances at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 5 in advance of an October 6 opening.

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Closed: December 29, 2013