Saldivar, who was recently seen in the Broadway revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, succeeds Christian Borle, who earned a Tony Award for creating the role of Black Stache. Borle departed Starcatcher June 30 to film the second season of NBC's "Smash."
Saldivar has also appeared as Kenickie in the 2007 Broadway revival of Grease, and as Sammy in Broadway's The Wedding Singer.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers and Tony winner Roger Rees (The Addams Family, Nicholas Nickleby) co-direct the music-filled prequel to Peter Pan that features a Tony Award-nominated score by Wayne Barker.
A mix of theatrical storytelling, language and stagecraft, Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Tony Award winner Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, The Addams Family) authored the stage adaptation that uses 12 actors to recount the tale of adventure. It opened to rave reviews April 15 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre.
Steven Hoggett (American Idiot, Black Watch, Once) created the movement for the production, which has set design by Tony Award winner Donyale Werle, costume design by Tony Award winner Paloma Young, lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter, sound design by Tony Award winner Darron L West and musical direction by Marco Paguia.