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Finding Neverland

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Closed June 4, 2017

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Why See Finding Neverland?

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After thrilling audiences on Broadway, the magical Finding Neverland heads out across the country on a national tour. Based on the Oscar-winning movie starring Johnny Depp, Finding Neverland tells the story of author J.M.Barrie and the family who inspired his greatest work - Peter Pan! Interweaving Barrie's real life story with flights of fancy that take you deep into the world of Captain Hook and The Lost Boys, this musical is an inspiring ode to the creative spirit and speaks to the child in all of us!

Peter Flys to New York

Backed by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Finding Neverland premiered at Boston's Loeb Drama Center in 2014, before packing its bags for the bright lights of Broadway. With a stellar cast led by Glee's Matthew Morrisson and Frasier's Kelsey Grammar, the show opened at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre to box office reciepts regularly topping $1 million a week and reviews praising its technical wizardry.

The show's bubbly pop score comes courtesy of British singer Gary Barlow (formerly of the boy band Take That) and Grammy Award-winning songwriter Eliot Kennedy, who's penned tunes for the likes of The Spice Girls and Bryan Adams.

WHAT IS FINDING NEVERLAND ABOUT?

Scottish playwright J.M.Barrie may be a household name today, but back in the late 1800s, when Finding Neverland begins, he wasn't the greatest of successes. His latest work had proved to be yet another in a long line of theatrical flops, and Barrie was in desperate need of a change in fortunes. Enter the Llewelyn family, comprised of Sylivia and her four boys. After a chance encounter in Kensington Park, Barrie becomes a close family friend to the Llewelyns, and inspired by the children's boundless imagination and sense of adventure, begins work on the play which would write his name into the history books.

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Dates

Opening night: 30 May 2017

Audience

Recommended for children from Grade Two and upwards

Run time

Two hours and forty minutes and one intermission

And before you stop reading

Images used are from the Broadway production.

Cast and Creative

Cast

Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie
Christine Dwyer as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies
Tom Hewitt as Frohman/Hook
John Davidson as Frohman/Hook (from June 27)
Joanna Glushak
Jordan Cole
Finn Faulconer
Ben Krieger
Jacob Morrell
Gregory Trechel
Mitchell Wray

Ensemble: Cameron Bond, Sarah Charles, Adrianne Chu, Calvin Cooper, Dwelvan David, Josh Drake, Victoria Huston-Elem, Crystal Kellogg, Melissa Hunter McCann, Connor McRory, Thomas Miller, Courtney Ortiz, Noah Plomgren, Matthew Quinn, Corey Rives, Dee Tomasetta, Lael Van Keuren & Matt Wolpe

Creative

Book by James Graham
Music & Lyrics by Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy
Directed by Diane Paulus
Scenic Design by Scott Pask
Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
Costume Design by Suttirat Larlarb
Sound Design by Jonathan Deans
Hair and Make-up Design by Richard Mawbey
Projection Design by Jon Driscoll
Casting by Stewart/Whitley

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JTindell: “IT'S BEAUTIFUL! ”

Wow! What an incredible nonstop feel good superior production! Loved... more

Debbie Knutson: “OUTSTANDING”

This is my new favorite musical. I love life theater and watch as many... more

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