Finding Neverland Will Land in London in 2017

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The musical about the creation of the tale of Peter Pan is headed to London.
The cast of <i>Finding Neverland</i>
The cast of Finding Neverland Carol Rosegg

Finding Neverland, the new musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre that explores J.M. Barrie's creation of the tale of Peter Pan, will arrive in London in January 2017.

No theatre or dates are set, according to a spokesperson for the Broadway production. Click here for more information about the upcoming London run.

The show originated in the U.K. in 2012 at Curve in Leicester, with a score by Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. Producer Harvey Weinstein brought in a new creative team, including composer Gary Barlow, for the 2014 U.S. premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, MA. A revised version of that production opened on Broadway in April 2015, starring Matthew Morrison as playwright J. M. Barrie. That role is currently being played by Tony Yazbeck.

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 "follows the relationship between 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," according to press notes.

The musical has a  book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Barlow and Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance").

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, the musical began previews March 15, 2015, and officially opened April 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne.

Yazbeck, most recently seen in the Japan world premiere of Prince of Broadway, stars as J.M. Barrie in a cast that also includes Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins), Kelsey Grammer ("Cheers"), Teal Wicks, Jack McCarthy, Alex Dreier, Jackson Demott Hill, Christian Michael Camporin, Christopher Paul Richards and Eli Tokash.

The production 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) and sound design by Tony Award nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles).

For tickets, call Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929. The Lunt-Fontanne box office is located at 205 West 46th Street.


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