Giant OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    November 13, 2012
    Closing:
    December 2, 2012

    Theater: Public Theater / Delacorte Theater in Central Park, New York, NY,

    Synopsis: 

    Based on the classic novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edna Ferber, Giant spans generations in an epic chronicle of Texas, our "Heartbreak Country." Amid a tumultuous culture of big-business greed, racial bigotry, and unyielding family allegiance, a cattleman and ranch heir, his East Coast sophisticate wife, their family and friends - as well as their enemies - embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the landscape of America's Lone Star State. Giant is a co-production with Dallas Theater Center.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Giant

    A Texas Tale Too Big for a Lone Star

    Ben Brantley

    November 16, 2012: Music surfs the clouds in “Giant.” It seems fitting that for this adaptation of Edna Ferber’s 1952 novel, which opened on Thursday night at the Public Theater, the orchestra sits not in a pit but in a loft above the stage, sandwiched between scrims aglow with vast skies and sunsets. This is a high-reaching musical, and practically every number in it is one of determined aspiration.

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