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'Big Fish' Broadway Musical's First Song Is One You'll Play on Loop — LISTEN

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Mar 18, 2013 | 11:01am EDT

Big Fish

With Hollywood providing an increasingly fertile ground for Broadway adaptations, a movie like Big Fish — a family-friendly fantasy about the powers of imagination and storytelling — is a prime choice for the stage, and for a few flourescent ballads about love and life and growing up and time stopping and all that jazz. Yes, Tim Burton's 2003 hit is pretty much the archetypal candidate for a musical reboot. And the first song from the production, available now for all to enjoy, backs this theory.

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Below, you can listen to "Time Stops," as performed by Norbert Leo Butz (taking the starring role from Ewan McGregor) and Kate Baldwin as his meant-to-be, a number that's bound to earn a couple of dozen replays, if only for Butz's terrific vocal performance. Sure, the song is a typical, candy-coated, pushing-the-boundaries-of-generic movie-to-Broadway ballad... but hey, if it ain't broke. Enjoy the soft and sentimental song below; Big Fish hits the Broadway stage this October.

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[Photo Credit: Columbia Pictures]


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