Tony Yazbeck Will Return to Broadway's Finding Neverland

News   Tony Yazbeck Will Return to Broadway's Finding Neverland The Tony nominee will again step into the role of J.M. Barrie.
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Tony Yazbeck

On the Town Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck, who played his final performance as J.M. Barrie in Broadway's Finding Neverland March 27, will return to that role beginning June 10 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, according to a show spokesperson.

Yazbeck will succeed Alfie Boe as the writer whose relationship with a widow and her four sons inspired him to write Peter Pan. Tony nominee Matthew Morrison created the role on Broadway.

In related news Paul Slade Smith has assumed the roles of Charles Frohman/Capt. Hook—originated by Kelsey Grammer and recently played by Marc Kudisch—and Dana Costello is now playing the part of Mary Barrie.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, the musical began previews March 15, 2015, and officially opened April 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The final performance is scheduled for August 21.

Yazbeck earned a Tony Award nomination for playing Gabey in the Broadway revival of On the Town. His performance also earned him the Fred and Adele Astaire Award for best male dancer on Broadway.

Yazbeck will also be among the talent performing on Broadway on the High Seas 8, which will also feature Tony nominees Melissa Errico and Judy Kuhn and Drama Desk nominee Karen Mason. Sailing February 17-24, 2017, Broadway on the High Seas 8 will send travelers on a journey throughout Caribbean locales, including Philipsburg (Netherlands Antilles), Basseterre (St. Kitts and Nevis), St. John’s (Antigua and Barbuda), Point-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Gustavia (St. Barts, French West Indies) and St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) on a round-trip adventure from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Visit PlaybillTravel.com for more information.

The Lunt-Fontanne box office is located at 205 West 46th Street.

Visit FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.

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