Giant

Giant

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Giant

Giant

Overview

Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, Giant is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that's like no place else on earth: Texas. Amid a turbulent culture of greed, bigotry and money, a powerful cattleman, his new East Coast bride, their family and friends – not to mention their enemies – embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the state they call home. With a book by Tony-nominated bookwriter Sybille Pearson music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (the five-time Tony-nominated composer of The Wild Party and Marie Christine), Giant received rave reviews for its off-Broadway production at the Public Theatre.


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Details

  • Genre: Adaptations (Literature), Period, Docudrama/Historic
  • Time Period: 1950s, 1940s / WWII, 1930s, 1920s
  • Cast Attributes: Multicultural casting, Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences, Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Author

Sybille Pearson

Michael John LaChiusa

Michael John LaChiusa – composer, lyricist and librettist – established himself as a powerful presence on the American musical theatre scene after winning Off-Broadway’s 1993 Obie Award for his musicals First Lady Suite and Hello Again. Six years later, LaChiusa was represent ...

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Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber (1887-1968) was an American novelist and playwright whose camera-like regional descriptions and vigorous portraiture of ordinary men and women made her one of the most popular authors of the early 20th century. Her first professional writing was done for newspaper ...

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