Tony Winner Swap: Michael McGrath To Replace Roger Bart in A.R.T.'s Finding Neverland Opening July 23

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12 Jun 2014

Michael McGrath
Michael McGrath

Deadline.com announced that Tony-winner Roger Bart (The Producers, Young Frankenstein) has left Diane Paulus' Broadway-bound production of Finding Neverland, slated to begin performances July 23 at American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA -– Tony-winner Michael McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It) will take over Bart's character, theatrical producer Charles Frohman.

Finding Neverland is based on the film by the same name, and chronicles "the real-life relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired 'Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up,' one of the most beloved stories of all time."

The production is directed by Paulus and is presented by special arrangement with lead producer Harvey Weinstein. Choreography is by Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance") and music is by U.K. pop star Gary Barlow.

The run at A.R.T. is slated for July 23 - Sept. 28 and is looking to a Broadway run. In fact, one of the songs from the production, "Neverland," was performed by Jennifer Hudson at the 68th Annual Tony Awards broadcast as a look towards Broadway's coming attractions. 

Read Playbill.com staff writer Robert Simonson's feature on Broadway coming attractions in the 68th Tony Award broadcast. 

For more information on the A.R.T. production of Finding Neverland, visit americanrepertorytheater.org.