FINDING NEVERLAND Breaks Box Office, Attendance Records at A.R.T.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director and William Russo, Managing Director announced today that its world premiere production of the musical Finding Neverland, with book by James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Mia Michaels, has reached the highest attendance record for a single production at the A.R.T. The production began previews at the Loeb Drama Center on Wednesday, July 23 and is running through Sunday, September 28, for a total of 75 performances.
During A.R.T.'s last season All The Way, Witness Uganda, and The Tempest each played to sold out, standing room only houses. The entire season's performances which also included The Heart of Robin Hood and The Shape She Makes played to 95% capacity or better. Finding Neverland continues that trend becoming the highest grossing and highest attended production to date.
Managing Director Billy Russo commented: "We are delighted Finding Neverland is playing to standing room only audiences. We took a risk and launched the season in July in order to accommodate a 9-week run for the production - which is 50% longer than the standard run at the A.R.T. So far audiences have been resounding in their support and have responded in the way that confirms we were right to offer more opportunities for them to see Finding Neverland here in Cambridge."
Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. It will begin performances on Broadway in March of 2015.
ASL interpreted performances are scheduled for Tuesday, September 9 at 7:30PM and Sunday, September 14 at 2:00PM and Audio Described performances are scheduled for Wednesday September 10 at 7:30PM and Saturday, September 13 at 2:00PM. Visit americanrepertorytheater.org/access for more information.
Photo Credit: Evgenia Eliseeva