Paul Slade Smith Will Be Neverland’s Hook for Limited Time

News   Paul Slade Smith Will Be Neverland’s Hook for Limited Time
Original star Kelsey Grammer ends his Broadway run April 3.
Paul Slade Smith
Paul Slade Smith

Paul Slade Smith, who originated the role of Mr. Henshaw in Broadway's Finding Neverland, will succeed Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer in the dual roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook.

Smith, who, as understudy for Frohman/Hook, has play the roles more than 60 times, will temporarily replace Grammer beginning April 5 at 7:30 PM at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Grammer's final performance is April 3.

A full-time replacement for Grammer will be named shortly.

In related news, Tony Yazbeck’s last performance as J.M. Barrie is March 27. Alfie Boe begins his run in the role March 29.

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 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,” according to press notes.

Finding Neverland features direction by Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with a book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Grammy Award winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance").

The production also has 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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