THE SCREENING ROOM: Cast and Writers Offer Peek at Finding Neverland Musical (Video)
12 Sep 2012
Finding Neverland, the new musical based on the Academy Award-nominated film of the same title that centers on "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired the tale, is preparing to take flight at the Curve Theatre in Leicester, U.K. later this month.
Finding Neverland has a book by Allan Knee, based on his play of the same title, with a score by Tony Award-nominated Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven writers Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie) directs and choreographs.
Julian Ovenden (Death Takes a Holiday) stars as J.M. Barrie opposite Rosalie Craig (Ragtime) as Sylvia Liewellyn Davies.
Here's a look at the cast and creative team speaking about the production.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.