BIG with book by John Weidman, music by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. opened on Broadway on April 28, 1996 and played through October 13, 1996 for 22 previews and 193 performances at the Shubert Theatre. Based on the Motion Picture “Big” a film by 20th Century Fox written by Gary Ross and Anne Spielberg.
Produced by James B. Freydberg, Kenneth Feld, Laurence Mark, Kenneth D. Greenblatt, Pachyderm Entertainment (Kenneth Feld, James B. Freydberg, Dori Berinstein), Fuji Television Network, Inc. and Kyodo Tokyo; Produced in association with F.A.O. Schwarz; Associate Producer: Daniel F. Kearns.
Directed by Mike Ockrent; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Music orchestrated by Douglas Besterman; Dance arrangements by David Krane; Electronic music designed by Brian Besterman; Additional vocal arrangements by Patrick Brady; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy with Hair and Wig Design by David Brian Brown.