PHOTO CALL: Peter and the Starcatcher, With Adam Chanler-Berat and Christian Borle, Opens Off-Broadway

News   PHOTO CALL: Peter and the Starcatcher, With Adam Chanler-Berat and Christian Borle, Opens Off-Broadway
 
The New York Theatre Workshop production of Peter and the Starcatcher, telling the origin of kid-lit hero Peter Pan in a bare-bones staging that encourages the audience to use its imagination, opened March 9 following previews from Feb. 18. Next to Normal's Adam Chanler-Berat plays Peter.

The creative triumvirate behind the new playful play includes co-directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and Tony Award-nominated writer Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), who draw on the bestselling kids' book, "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

 

The run continues to April 3 at NYTW's home in the East Village.

Here is a look at the opening night:



  In Peter and the Starcatcher, according to NYTW, "a company of 12 actors plays some 50 characters — all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?"

The cast also features 2007 Tony nominee Christian Borle (Angels in America, Legally Blonde, Spamalot, Mary Poppins) as Black Stache and 2005 Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Les Miserables, Bachelorette) as Molly; with Teddy Bergman (Hell House) as Fighting Prawn; Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps, Amadeus) as Mrs. Bumbrake; Matt D'Amico (Fizz) as Slank and Hawking Clam; Brandon Dirden (Enron, Edgewise) as Captain Scott; Carson Elrod (Reckless, Wedding Crashers) as Prentiss; Kevin Del Aguila (book writer of Altar Boyz) as Smee; Greg Hildreth (Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Alf; Karl Kenzler (Mary Poppins, Twelve Angry Men) as Lord Aster; and David Rossmer (Fiddler on the Roof, Don't Quit Your Night Job) as Ted.

Peter and the Starcatcher plays NYTW at 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, Tuesday at 7 PM; Wednesday through Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 3 PM and 8 PM; Sunday at 2 PM and 7 PM. There will be a special matinee on Wednesday, March 23 at 2 PM.

Tickets are $70 and may be purchased online at www.ticketcentral.com, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by phoning Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200. For more information, visit www.nytw.org.

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