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FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!

Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony® Award-nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-wee Herman Show), has an official opening night set for Sunday, April 15, 2012 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. 

In the new play, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience’s imagination can be the most captivating place in the world.

The Broadway cast of Peter and the Starcatcher includes Christian Borle (NBC’s “Smash”), as ‘Black Stache’; Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal) as ‘Boy’; and Celia Keenan-Bolger (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Molly’. Other cast members include Teddy Bergman (Seven Minutes in Heaven), Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps), Matt D’Amico (Fizz), Kevin Del Aguila (Jacques Brel...), Carson Elrod (Reckless), Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Rick Holmes (Spamalot), Isaiah Johnson (The Merchant of Venice), David Rossmer (Don’t Quit Your Night Job), Betsy Hogg (Fiddler on the Roof), Orville Mendoza (Pacific Overtures), Jason Ralph (Collin Theatre Center’s All’s Well That Ends Well), and John Sanders (Mamma Mia! National Tour).

The creative team includes Wayne Barker (Music), Steven Hoggett (Movement), Marco Paguia (Music Direction), Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design) and Darron L. West (Sound Design).

Today, the company met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you a photo preview of the event below.  Stay tuned for full photo and video coverage coming soon!

Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster.com.

Photo credit: Walter McBride / Retna Ltd.

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!
Christian Borle, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Adam Chandler-Berat

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!
The Ensemble Cast

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!
The Ensemble Cast & Creative Team

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.