Michael Greif (Next to Normal, Rent, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...) helms the production that began previews Jan. 18 and officially opened Jan. 27. Giant is a co-production between DTC and the Public Theater in Manhattan. The Public has not announced dates of production.
Giant has music and lyrics by five-time Tony Award nominee LaChiusa (Queen of the Mist, Hello Again, Marie Christine, The Wild Party) and a book by Tony nominee Pearson (Baby). The musical had its world premiere at the Signature Theatre Company in Arlington, VA, in 2009.
Giant's central love triangle features Kate Baldwin, a Tony Award nominee for Finian's Rainbow, as Leslie, opposite Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music) as Texas cattle man Bick and P.J. Griffith (American Idiot) as young oil tycoon Jett. The musical is based on Ferber's novel but is best known for its iconic 1956 film version that starred Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean.
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The cast of Giant also features Enrique Acevado as Miguel; Raul Aranas as Polo; Mary Bacon as Adarene and Mrs. Lyntonn; Miguel Cervantes as Angel, Jr. and Angel, Sr.; Natalie Cortez as Juana; Rocio Del Mar Valles as Analita; Tony nominee John Dossett as Bawley; Matt Doyle as Jordy, Jr.; Andrea Green as Lil Luz; Michael Halling as Lord Kafrey; Jason Hite as Bobby, Jr.; Tony nominee Dee Hoty as Luz; Doreen Montalvo as Lupe; Allison Rogers as Heidi; Isabel Santiago as Mrs. Obregon; Martin Sola as Dimodeo; Matthew Stocke as Mike; Katie Thompson as Vashti and William Youmans as Pinkie.
The Giant creative team includes costume designer Jeff Mashie, scenic designer Allen Moyer, lighting designer Ken Posner, sound designer Brian Ronan and choreographer Alex Sanchez. Chris Fenwick is musical director. Orchestrations are by Bruce Coughlin.
For tickets, phone (214) 880-0202 or visit DallasTheaterCenter. The Dallas Theater Center is located at 2400 Flora Street, Dallas, TX.