Finding Neverland, the enchanting new Broadway musical set to soar into the Lunt-Fontanne Theater this spring, began rehearsals today under the visionary direction of Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus. The cast, led by Matthew Morrison (“Glee,” South Pacific),Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” La Cage aux Folles), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) and Carolee Carmello (Parade), also includes Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Aidan Gemme, Jackson DeMott Hill, Noah Hinsdale, Sawyer Nunes, Chris Richards, Hayden Signoretti with Courtney Balan, Dana Costello, Colin Cunliffe, Rory Donovan, Chris Dwan, Kevin Kern, Josh Lamon,Melanie Moore, Mary Page Nance, Fred Odgaard, Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyley Ross, Julius Anthony Rubio, Paul Slade Smith, Ron Todorowski, Jaime Verazin and Jessica Vosk.
Also, producer Harvey Weinstein just released the debut television ad for Finding Neverland. The 30-second spot features the powerful and uplifting “When Your Feet Don’t Touch the Ground,” sung by composer Gary Barlow (frontman and lead singer of British pop sensation Take That), and created by the production’s ad agency SpotCo. Check it out below!
Performances of Finding Neverland begin Sunday, March 15 followed by an official opening night slated for Wednesday, April 15. Tickets can be arranged online at www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929. Beginning February 9, tickets will be available for purchase at the Lunt-Fontanne box office, located at 205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues. For more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.
Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin,Hair)with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow(Take That) and Grammy Award®-winner Eliot Kennedy, choreography by Emmy Award®-winnerMia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), and sound design by Tony Award®-nomineeJonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles).
The new musical Finding Neverland begins performances at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theater(205 West 46th Street) on Sunday, March 15 with an official opening set for Wednesday, April 15. The performance schedule is as follows: Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Please note, the Sunday, March 15performance will be at 7pm; There will only be one performance (7:30pm) on Wednesday, March 18. Tickets can be arranged online at www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929. Beginning February 9, tickets will be available at the Lunt-Fontanne box office, located at 205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues. For more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com. Twitter and Instagram: @NeverlandBway.