"Glee" Star Matthew Morrison Says He's Headed Back to Broadway; Will He Land in Neverland?

News   "Glee" Star Matthew Morrison Says He's Headed Back to Broadway; Will He Land in Neverland?
 
Tony Award nominee Matthew Morrison is making plans to return to New York City in early 2015, following the final season of "Glee," according to EOnline. The actor also revealed that a Broadway stage return is the project that is luring him back to the East Coast.

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"Something is in the works," Morrison said of his upcoming Broadway project. "We're working on something. It's a brand-new show. Hopefully, it all works out. I'm looking forward to getting back on stage. Those are my roots. My heart is on the stage."

Since producer Harvey Weinstein announced that his new musical Finding Neverland would transfer to Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in March 2015, reports have swirled as to who will star in the production when it bows in New York.

Both the New York Times and Deadline.com have indicated that Matthew Morrison, who was part of an early 2014 workshop of Finding Neverland, will play the role of J.M. Barrie in the Broadway production.

Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan, seen in Newsies, Bonnie & Clyde and "Smash," starred as Barrie in the American Repertory Theater's pre-Broadway premiere of the musical last summer. Jordan's representatives declined to comment to Playbill.com on his continued involvement in the production.

Morrison was unable to appear in the A.R.T. engagement due to his filming schedule for the last season of "Glee." He is a Tony Award nominee for The Light in the Piazza, and has also appeared on Broadway in Hairspray, South Pacific, among others.

Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus (Pippin, Porgy and Bess, Hair) directs Finding Neverland, which features a score by U.K. pop songwriters Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy and is also based on the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee. It has a book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham (This House).

An official Broadway opening for Finding Neverland has been set for April 8.

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