The story’s coming to an end for Broadway‘s Big Fish, the stage version of Tim Burton’s 2003 film that opened just three months ago. The show’s final performance is slated for Sunday, December 29, 2013 at NYC’s Neil Simon Theatre. Middling ticket sales had dropped to below 50% of potential gross by last week. The production opened stocked with legit award-winners onstage and behind the curtain, under the direction of five-time Tony-winner Susan Stroman. Big Fish was adapted for the stage by John August from his own BAFTA-nominated screenplay based on the novel by Daniel Wallace. Grammy- and Tony-nominated Andrew Lippa provided music and lyrics for the story of a man determined to uncover the truth behind his salesman father’s fabulous tall tales. Tony-winning thesp Norbert Leo Butz stars in the production, which first opened in Chicago in April. Dan Jinks and Bruce Cohen produced the show. “Middle isn’t the end. Even the end isn’t really the end. We’re so unbelievably lucky to do this,” Tweeted August on Sunday.
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