|The cast of Giant at Barnes & Noble|
It's a big cast and there are lots of songs (it's a 2-CD set), and I hope it will be staged on Broadway soon as I missed the original production.
The show opened with the talented Brian d'Arcy James singing Did Spring Come to Texas.
Next, his co-star, the luminous Kate Baldwin (whom I saw singing earlier in the day in the pouring rain at Bryant Park's Broadway in the Park series with Norbert Leo Butz from their upcoming show Big Fish) joined him for Your Texas.
Next up, PJ Griffith (in the role played by James Dean in the film version) sang Private Property. I've never seen Griffith before, and hope to see him soon on the Broadway stage.
Kate closed the show with LaChiusa's favorite song from the show that got cut when the show went from five to three hours- A Stranger.
The songs were fantastic, I really hope that we see this show somewhere soon.