BWW TV Exclusive: Believe! Watch Extended Show Footage from FINDING NEVERLAND at the A.R.T., Plus an Interview with Jeremy Jordan & Laura Michelle Kelly!
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is presenting the world premiere of the musical Finding Neverland, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels. The production is currently playing Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA and runs through Sunday, September 28.
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge just took an exciting trip to Cambridge to bring you a special interview with the show's stars Jeremy Jordan and Laura Michelle Kelly, who play J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Plus, check out the first footage from the Broadway-Bound musical all in the video below!
When a playwright meets a widow and her four boys in Kensington Gardens, he embarks on a friendship that inspires one of the most beloved stories of all time. Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between J. M. Barrie and the Llewelyn Davies family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director and Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus, with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance") this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein.
The cast also includes Carolee Carmello as Madame du Maurier, Jeanna de Waal as Mary Barrie, Michael McGrath as Charles Frohman/Captain Cook, and the boys Aidan Gemme as Peter, Alex Dreier as Michael, Sawyer Nunes as George, and Hayden Signoretti as Jack. Members of the ensemble are Courtney Balan, Dana Costello, Rory Donovan, Gaelen Gilliland, Thayne Jasperson, Josh Lamon, Melanie Moore, Mary Page Nance, Stuart Neal, Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyley Ross, JC Schuster, Paul Slade Smith, and Ron Todorowski, as well as Dance Captains/Swings Julius Anthony Rubio and Jaime Lynn Verazin (Assistant Choreographer).
For tickets, visit: americanrepertorytheater.org
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