BroadwayGlobal warns you now, we have something fishy going on Broadway. This is a #1 Broadway breaking spoiler alert! If you don't want to know about breaking numbers in Broadway ticket sales or "Big Fish" Broadway previews, don't share this on your Facebook wall. If anyone has seen the Film Big Fish, you already have been honored with the spoiler alert. Those of you who have seen the Film Big Fish, already know the message, the journey of this beloved story that is now being celebrated on Broadway.
"Big Fish has been captured from Film and released as a new catch of the day on Broadway. Will it be a keeper? Will audiences throw it back in search for a bigger fish? Read on, because something fishy is going on Broadway, with gross numbers in ticket sales at an all time high, BroadwayGlobal takes you below sea level or just wants to level with our Broadway arts lovers. This is more than a "Big Fish" review, it's #1 Broadway breaking news to be shared from the people for the people, keeping artists employed and patrons informed." BroadwayGlobal.
The sky is falling, the sky is falling! We all love a great story and "Big Fish" has a big loving journey, a father who tells tall stories, leaving lasting memories for familes to share for eternity. The Broadway production shares the same message as the Film, but through the use of new songs and a stellar cast. The opening number has Stroman's name all over it. If you saw "Scottsboro Boys" you basically saw the amazing stomp, clap number, but with dancers using tambourines. Yes, the beat has been done before, but it sure is a powerful beat. "Director/Choreographer Susan Stroman lights up the stage with the best opening number this Broadway season." BroadwayGlobal.
The heroes of these tall tales are lined up covering the entire dock. They stomp, they clap, they slap, and bring the house down with showstopping Stroman choreography! This opening is the best of the Broadway season, and can only be matched by the choreography of "Newsies" so if you are looking for a musical with heart pounding, memorable choreography, catch "Big Fish" and not just for one, but for two showstopping numbers. Keep reading because the fishy story is still below...
The best Broadway catch of the day comes from Norbert Leo Butz, Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert and the entire cast of "Big Fish"! There are no weak links in "Big Fish" casting, no throw backs in the pond. The video projection technologies have once again taken over Broadway ala "Ghost". Maybe the good old days of an amazing stories being told without special effects of moving videos are gone. Younger audiences will enjoy this new aspect that has taken over many recent Broadway plays and musicals. The tech is not the smell of something fishy, but you are getting closer so read on.
Spoiler alert! Trees come to life through the use of unique flowing costumes, moving video and Susan Stoman breathtaking choreography. This second showstopper matches the excitement of the opening number as well, but thats it, just two hit numbers in this musical. No match for "Motown" with number after number, all showstoppers. Those two numbers are the only Stroman showstoppers in "Big Fish", that you will remember. "Big Fish" is really about the tall stories so you will remember the stars. Even though a few of the songs are keepers for composer Andrew Lippa, sadly the journey never tarnsfers well from Film to Broadway stage, but it may in ticket sales, so we share exclusive numbers and the fishy story below.
"Big Fish" is still a BroadwayGlobal top pick for the special effects, two memorable Stroman numbers, a few amazing songs, the stellar Broadway stars and exquisite supporting cast. Will "Big Fish" be a keeper or thrown back in the Broadway pond? Only ticket sales will tell. As "Annie" closes this January 2013 after the height of Holiday season, Broadway theatre lovers still have "Motown", "Matilda", "Kinky Boots", "Newsies", "Wicked", "Soul Doctor", Broadway Global's Top Broadway picks, and a list of new musicals looking to be the catch of the day. Read www.examiner.com/article/broadwayglobal-highlights-broadway-breaking-news-theatrical-best, but wait. Still waiting to catch that fish? Or should we say the fishy Broadway breaking news, read on.
BroadwayGlobal broke the anticipated "Big Fish" news, just as we broke news on Broadway theatres all joining together in breaking numbers, offering one or two official sites for safe ticket sales. Read the good, bad and the ugly on purchasing Broadway tickets, after this entire story. BroadwayGlobal highlights Broadway Leagues Broadway.org but is one click smart? These articles above don't share the Broadway dollars in real numbers. So here is the real story with no "Big Fish" tales the numbers are the numbers, and we all know numbers don't lie.
As Broadway Producer Ken Davenport shares his Broadway Producer's Perspective e-news, we compare it to the child story of "the sky is faling, the sky is falling" with Ken's "Graphs of the past, lets hope they don't tell the future" 2013/2014 season numbers. And, remember Ken is a Broadway producer. Producers never settle for the current numbers. You always want to research the past, making the present better in Broadway ticket sales, so we are on Ken's side.
"Premium and varable pricing is still at a all time high with over 1,200 million in Broadway Gross ticket sales. "If the graphed numbers shown in Ken's emailed graph with Broadway theatregoers are down, it's the scare of Broadway ticket price, not in large change numbers in attendance, which is near 12 million." Theatre Chat.
The graphs show new productions going up with over 45. Broadway 2013/2014 Season Gross is going up now over 303,156,021 and the playing weeks stable between 1400 and 1600 weeks, annual visitors to NYC going up over 50 million. So, Broadway "King Kong" could knock out "Rocky" as Disney creates a whole new world with "Aladdin" but Broadway is alive and well. Don't let the sky is falling, the sky is falling capture you like a "Big Fish".
"With the exclusive news in Broadway numbers, from Broadway producer Ken Davenport listing 2,832,678 seeing Broadway shows so far this year, and 3,103,913 seeing Broadway shows last year, the decrease of 8.7% in attendance drop did not effect a loss in Gross dollars. This tells us Broadway may be seeing less fans, but the ticket prices have still brought revenue in to those Broadway producers who choose the right production to market. So let's bring "Big Fish" to market and see how it sells. Something sure smells a little fishy on Broadway and it's not Gross!" BroadwayGlobal.
"Big Fish" is enjoying Broadway standing ovation previews at Neil Simon Theatre located at 250 W 52nd Street, NYC. For tickets visit www.bigfishthemusical.com. Direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), music and lyrics by Tony nominee Andrew Lippa (The Addams Family, The Wild Party) and a new book by esteemed screenwriter John August (Big Fish, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory). Satrring Two-time Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Giant, Finian’s Rainbow) and Tony nominee Bobby Steggert (Giant, Ragtime) lead the cast of amazing characters.
"Big Fish" is based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed Columbia Pictures film directed by Tim Burton, "Big Fish" centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humor and spectacular stagecraft, "Big Fish" is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that's richer, funnier and bigger than than life itself.