By Adam Hetrick
23 Jul 2012
Jesse Wigutow ("It Runs in the Family") authored the screenplay for the film, which is a separate entity from the critically praised Broadway production, which dropped the "s" from its title and goes by Peter and the Starcatcher.
Peter and the Starcatcher was adapted for the stage by Tony Award winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family) and is directed by Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers and Tony winner Roger Rees (The Addams Family, Nicholas Nickleby).
Peter and the Starcatcher opened to rave reviews April 15 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre following a 2011 extended Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre Workshop. A U.S. national tour will launch in August 2013.