THE SCREENING ROOM: Susan Stroman Offers an Inside Look at the Choreography of Big Fish (Video)
30 Oct 2013
Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Susan Stroman, who helmed the Broadway musical Big Fish, offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the choreography seen in that new musical.
Big Fish, a father-and-son tale based on the 1998 novel by Daniel Wallace and the subsequent 2003 film by John August, officially opened Oct. 6, following previews that began Sept. 5, at the Neil Simon Theatre.
Two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Catch Me If You Can) stars as Edward Bloom opposite Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow) as Sandra Bloom and Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Off-Broadway's Giant) as Will Bloom.
Stroman is a Tony Award winner for her work on The Producers, Contact, Show Boat and Crazy for You. Read more about her work on Big Fishhere.
Watch the behind-the-scenes video with Stroman below:
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.