Finding Neverland Tour Welcomes New J.M. Barrie | Playbill

News Finding Neverland Tour Welcomes New J.M. Barrie The national tour of the Broadway musical is currently playing the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco.
Billy Harrigan Tighe
The national touring company of the Broadway musical Finding Neverland, which is currently playing the SHN Orpheum Theatre in San Francisco, will welcome Billy Harrigan Tighe to the lead role of J.M. Barrie beginning February 7. The original 2015 Broadway production starred

Tighe, who succeeds Kevin Kern, has been seen in Pippin on Broadway, Elder Price in The Book of Mormon in the West End (and in the national tour), and as Fiyero in Wicked.

Finding Neverland also features Christine Dwyer and Tom Hewitt with Karen Murphy, Jordan Cole, Finn Faulconer, Tyler Patrick Hennessy, Ben Krieger, Colin Wheeler, Mitchell Wray, Christina Belinsky, Cameron Bond, Sarah Marie Charles, Adrianne Chu, Calvin L. Cooper, Dwelvan David, Nathan Duszny, Victoria Huston-Elem, Crystal Kellogg, Melissa Hunter McCann, Connor McRory, Thomas Miller, Noah Plomgren, Matthew Quinn, Corey Rives, Dee Tomasetta, Lael Van Keuren, and Matt Wolpe.

Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland, according to press notes, “follows the 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 musical has a book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance, Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium).

The production also features scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, and projection design by Jon Driscoll and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

The musical supervisor is Fred Lassen, the music director is Ryan Cantwell, the orchestrator is Simon Hale, and John Miller is the music contractor.

Finding Neverland is produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.

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