Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly Make Plans for Broadway's Neverland

News   Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly Make Plans for Broadway's Neverland
 
Emmy Award-winning actor Kelsey Grammer and Olivier Award-winning actress Laura Michelle Kelly will join "Glee" star Matthew Morrison in the Broadway production of Finding Neverland, according to the New York Times.

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Kelly (Mary Poppins) will reprise her performance as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, a role she played in workshops and during the musical's pre-Broadway premiere at the American Repertory Theater last summer.

Grammer ("Frasier," La Cage aux Folles) will take on the role of theatre producer Charles Frohman, a role played by Tony winner Michael McGrath during the A.R.T. run. McGrath will return to Broadway in the upcoming revival of On the Twentieth Century.

Representatives for the production could not confirm Grammar or Kelly's casting to Playbill.com, but stated that an announcement was expected on "The Today Show" Nov. 12.

It was previously announced that Tony Award nominee and "Glee" star Morrison (The Light in the Piazza, South Pacific, Hairspray) will portray Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor was part of an early 2014 workshop of the musical, but was unable to repeat his performance when Finding Neverland premiered at the American Repertory Theater last summer due to his filming schedule for the last season of "Glee."

Tony Award nominee 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. Performances begin March 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre towards an April 15 opening night. 

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).

The musical features choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels. The creative team includes scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting designer Kenneth Posner and sound designer Jonathan Deans.

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