"Big Fish" musical lands a Broadway theater

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 13: Actor Norbert Leo Butz attends the off-Broadway opening night after party for "How I Learned To Drive" at HB Burger on February 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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The musical adaptation of "Big Fish" has reeled in a Broadway theater.

Producers said Monday that the new show, starring two-time Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz, will open in early October at the Neil Simon Theatre. Previews begin Sept. 5 following a tune-up in Chicago this April and May.

Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct and choreograph the musical, based on the Daniel Wallace novel and the 2003 Tim Burton-directed film starring Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange and Helena Bonham Carter. The musical's book will be by John August, who wrote the movie's screenplay.

Butz, last seen opposite Katie Homes on Broadway in the play "Dead Accounts," will be joined by Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert, Krystal Joy Brown and Zachary Unger.