Andrew Lippa and I did an interview for Big Fish about our collaboration. We recorded it in the lobby of the Oriental Theater while the show was playing, so in the background you can hear Kate Baldwin singing “I Don’t Need a Roof” from the second act.
Writer Derek Haas (Wanted, 3:10 to Yuma) joins John and Craig to discuss gay slurs, refrigerator logic and his TV show, Chicago Fire.
Big Fish starts previews in Chicago tomorrow, April 2nd. Eep. A bunch of readers asked about rush tickets, so I asked our general manager, who asked Broadway in Chicago, who consulted the great oracle of all things ticket-related. Here’s the official word: $25 Student/Senior/Military/Industry Rush Tickets A limited number of rush tickets will be available [...]
We’ve started tech rehearsal for Big Fish in Chicago, and EW.com has an exclusive first listen at a song from our show: Time Stops.
My college professors will be happy to know that roughly 20 years after getting my advertising degree, I finally wrote a television commercial. This 15-second Big Fish spot is airing in Chicago now.
This week, I’ve been working on a feature, a TV pilot and the stage musical of Big Fish. It’s gotten me thinking about the nature of different forms of dramatic writing.
The long-running Broadway production of The Lion King put on a special matinee for autistic children and their families.
I had a hunch that late in the day wasn’t the best time to introduce a new song for Big Fish. Science agrees.
We’re doing Big Fish as a Broadway musical, aiming for Fall 2012. Susan Stroman is directing. Andrew Lippa wrote music and lyrics. I wrote the book. Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen are producing.
Taped to the back of my seat at this past Friday’s performance of Spider-Man: Turn of the Dark was a survey soliciting audience opinions of the still-in-progress musical.