Prior to its world premiere at Casa Mañana Theatre in February 2018, Peter, Darling: The New Peter Pan Musical will have two industry presentations in Manhattan May 8.
Originally commissioned by Casa Mañana, this new adaptation features a score by Michael Thurber (The Booty Call) and Douglas Lyons (Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical) with a book by Melvin Tunstall III (Polkadots).
The presentations will feature the talents of Kurt Hellerich (Blueprint Specials) as Peter Pan, T. Oliver Reid (Sunset Boulevard) as Captain Hook, Alexa Green (Wicked) as Tinkerbell, Katie Lee Hill (The Anthem) as Tiger Lily, Melody Madarasz (Mad Libs Live) as Wendy Darling, Larry Owens (Gigantic) as Smee, Rob Marnell (Beautiful) as Starky, Abigail Shapiro (How the Grinch Stole Christmas) as Jane, Kyle Garvin (The Wild Party) as Twin 2, John K. Kramer (Polkadots) as Michael Darling, Troyer Coultas as John Darling, Katie Bruestle as Adult Wendy, and Jackson Perrin as Tootles.
Peter, Darling is billed as “the legend of Peter Pan, the mischievous young boy who never grows up, but from the female perspective. Wendy, now an adult, tells her stories to her daughter Jane, recalling her adventures in Neverland, where imagination runs as wild as the lost boys.”
Amy Corcoran (Freaky Friday) will direct the readings with musical direction by Ted Arthur (Five Points).