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This is your chance to see Broadway’s next breakout hit, Finding Neverland, in NYC!

After the show you and a friend will go backstage for a behind-the-scenes tour and a meet & greet with the show’s star, Matthew Morrison!

Inspired by the 2004 film of the same title starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Finding Neverland explores the friendship between faltering playwright J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, a widowed mother of four boys, and how that relationship inspired Barrie to write his beloved Peter Pan stories.

Matthew Morrison is an Emmy, Tony, and Golden Globe-nominated star that came to national prominence through his role as the perpetually optimistic high school teacher Will Schuester on Fox TV’s Glee, but the Southern California native was turning heads years earlier on the Great White Way. He made is Broadway debut in Footloose, and also starred in the The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Light in the Piazza, and Hairspray.

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Broadway fans are getting ready to welcome home Tony nominee Matthew Morrison, who returns this spring as the headliner of the new musical Finding Neverland. But before he sets up shop at the Lunt-Fontanne, Morrison is teaming up with his Light in the Piazza and South Pacific co-star Kelli O’Hara on December 19 to sing holiday tunes at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops. BroadwayBox caught up with the Hairspray alum to talk Glee, Neverland and reuniting with Kelli.

1. What’s one item on your Christmas list this year?
I am already starting to think about my Finding Neverland dressing room—I want to make it in the style of that period, like the 1860s of J. M. Barrie—and I just saw online these typewriters you can put your iPad on. The iPad hooks up to it but it looks like an old-school typewriter and you can type on it, so that’s what I want to get.

2. Is there a memory of you and Kelli from Piazza that you’ll never forget?
God, there’s a lot. We have a very storied history; there’s some I can’t tell. [Laughs.] Honestly, it was me, Kelli and Bart Sher; we spent a lot of time together the three of us, and together we are such a dream team. I know all three of us are going to do something together again in the future. We just have the best creativity. I’ve never been in the room with such talented people before. Something about the creative process of Piazza—breaking barriers that hadn’t been seen before.

3. What was it about Finding Neverland that you knew this was the show to return to Broadway with?
It was interesting I was working on another project; I had been really wanting to do this revival, and I won’t say anything about it because I want to get to it sometime down the line. So then this kind of came to me. Harvey Weinstein called me up and talked to me about the project, and I went and watched the movie and I loved the story. I love theatre stories that take place within the theatre, and this is definitely one of those stories. And since it’s creation by J. M. Barrie, there’s been this universal fascination about the story of Peter Pan, and rightfully so; but to me, what was more inspiring and fascinating was the story behind the story—everyone knows Peter Pan but they don’t know about the backstory. This musical has so many complex character relationships—interpersonal and within one’s self—and focuses on the themes of restored optimism and the power of imaginations; all these things are reasons I fell in love with the show.

4. What’s something unique that is on your bucket list, professionally or personally?
Playing Carnegie Hall. Honestly, three of the places I’ve always wanted to play: Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. I’m so excited to be up on that stage with Kelli and the three-hundred-person choir behind us. It’s going to be special.

5. If you could only pick one scene from all your years on Glee for your reel, which one would make the cut?
It would be the scene where I found out my first wife, Terri, was faking her pregnancy. I was just really proud of the work Jessalyn Gilsig and I put into it. It’s different in television; you don’t have rehearsals per say. That’s the thing I love about theatre, the rehearsal process and finding new things. So Jessalyn and I got together and really rehearsed it a lot. We thought the scene was very special and written so well and we wanted to do it justice.

Don’t miss Matthew Morrison sing your favorite Christmas songs in ‘Home for the Holidays‘ at Carnegie Hall on December 19.

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Matthew’s cameo in “Playing It Cool”!
POSTED ON Dec 08, 2014 BY Valentina INNews,Video

Matthew has a cameo in the movie “Playing It Cool”. Check out a clip below!

Gleecap Season 5: Where We Left Off | GLEE
POSTED ON Dec 08, 2014 BY Valentina INVideo

Matthew and fellow Glee cast members remind us where season 5 left off.

Glee is back with a two-hour season premiere Jan 9/8c on FOX.

Matthew and Renee attend the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and InStyle celebration of the 2015 Golden Globe Award Season at the Fig & Olive Melrose Place restaurant in Hollywood, CA.

The HFPA And InStyle Celebrate The 2015 Golden Globe Award Season And Miss Golden Globe

 

Matthew Morrison Shined at The Kentucky Center
POSTED ON Nov 17, 2014 BY Valentina INNews

This weekend, Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominated performer Matthew Morrison performed with the Louisville Orchestra as a part of their pops series.

The first half of the show featured just the Louisville Orchestra playing an assortment of Broadway show tunes and movie scores including the overture to West Side Story, a Frozen medley, and even John Williams’ score from the film E.T.

After intermission, Matthew Morrison took the stage at the Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall to sing songs from his latest album Where It All Began, which is a collection of staple songs from America’s past that includes jazz, show tunes, and more. He performed a West Side Story medley, “It Don’t Mean a Thing,”The Lady is a Tramp,”Send in the Clowns,” and so many more. Before he started singing “Younger Than Springtime” from South Pacific, he joked about having to perform the song shirtless at Lincoln Center. He explained that taking his shirt off for a performance in Lincoln Center was considered art, but, if he did it here, it’d just be another day at Kentucky Kingdom.

The orchestra, under the direction of conductor Bob Bernhardt, sounded amazing, and Morrison’s voice shined. Like a true professional vocalist, his voice was perfectly on pitch all the time – even while he was dancing! It was a real treat to hear his dulcet vocals in person. A charmer, Morrison involved the audience a few times by choosing a few lucky ladies to dedicate his songs to and to dance with.

Upcoming Louisville Orchestra events include a concert with Ben Folds in January and the rest of their pops series which will feature The Midtown Men, Live and Let Die: The Music of Paul McCartney, and Symphonic Swing with Five By Design. For more information about the Louisville Orchestra, click here. If last night was any indication of just how great the Louisville Orchestra is, I highly recommend checking out the rest of their pops series.

You can catch Matthew Morrison on the last season of Glee on Fox and starring in New York City’s Broadway production of Finding Neverland in the Spring of 2015. And, if you ever get the chance to see Morrison in concert, take it!

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Matthew’s interview on the Smiley Morning Show!
POSTED ON Nov 17, 2014 BY Valentina INInterview

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra GLEEfully welcomes Emmy, Tony and Golden-Globe nominated star Matthew Morrison to the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage for this one-night-only performance.

Known for his role as the optimistic high school glee club director Will Schuester on the TV show Glee, Morrison is no stranger to a career filled with song and dance. Led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, Morrison joins the ISO to perform songs from his latest album, Where It All Began, featuring many Broadway hits such as “Younger Than Springtime” and standards made famous by Sinatra, including “Luck Be a Lady” and “The Lady Is a Tramp.”

Listen to Matt’s interview on the Smiley Morning Show!

Fox Salute to Veterans
POSTED ON Nov 13, 2014 BY Valentina INVideo

Matthew and other Fox stars honor US Veterans for Veterans’ Day.

Habitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles

Yesterday, Broadway vets Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly were announced to be joining the cast of “Finding Neverland”. On this morning’s TODAY, Kelsey Grammer and Matthew Morrison joined the NBC anchor team live from Los Angeles to talk about co-starring in Finding Neverland, heading to Broadway in 2015.

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Matthew also shared a picture from the set on his Official Facebook Page:

Matt Kelsey Grammer

“So excited to announce that Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside me in #FindingNeverland on Broadway. 2015 is going to be amazing. Welcome aboard buddy!”

 

 

 

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