|Photo by Susan Lapides|
The workshop, scheduled March 10-29, 2014, reflects a new version of Finding Neverland, which features a new book and songwriting team.
The musical premiered in 2012 at the U.K.'s Curve Theatre, with a score by Tony-nominated Grey Gardens writers Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics) and a book by Allan Knee, based on his play The Man Who Was Peter Pan. Rob Ashford (Evita, Cat On a Hot Tin Roof) staged the $10 million premiere, which received mix notices.
Earlier this year, Academy and Tony Award-winning producer Harvey Weinstein brought on board U.K. pop songwriters Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy to pen a new score for Finding Neverland, which now has a book by James Graham (This House).
It was previously reported that Finding Neverland would continue forward with contributions from the original writing team; however, Frankel, Korie and Knee are no longer billed as authors on the latest casting notice.
The New York Times previously reported that Weinstein had enlisted Tony-winning Chicago and Pippin producer Barry Weissler to help guide Finding Neverland to Broadway. A 2014 Broadway arrival following an A.R.T. test run is a possible goal.