Playbill Critics Circle: Review Big National Tour

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The Maltby & Shire musical Big was the most expensive flop in Broadway history, losing more than $10 million in its original 1996 production. But the creators believe the show was over-produced and have now launched a completely restaged national touring production of a substantially rewritten version of the musical.

The Maltby & Shire musical Big was the most expensive flop in Broadway history, losing more than $10 million in its original 1996 production. But the creators believe the show was over-produced and have now launched a completely restaged national touring production of a substantially rewritten version of the musical. The tour opened in Wilmington, DE, Sept. 27, 1997.

If you've seen the production, please let other Playbill On-Line members know how it sounds, looks and feels like. Describe the plot, sets and music, and, for those who also saw the Broadway version, please compare the two and report on whether the changes improve the show. Also, please note whether you would recommend this show to potential audiences down the road.

Post your comments -- and read those of others -- in the Big subject under the Playbill Critics Circle topic on the Playbill On-Line Message Board. Playbill thanks, in advance, those who take the time to write.

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