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.
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.