Jeremy Jordan Monkeys Around In New FINDING NEVERLAND Rehearsal Photos
Jeremy Jordan, headliner of the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the hit PETER PAN-centric film FINDING NEVERLAND currently in rehearsals impresses with some animalistic and amusing acrobatic antics and amply apparent energetic enthusiasm for his new starring role as seen in a series of candid new shots released by the production this week.
Jordan can be seen working alongside musical stager Mia Michaels on the choreographic aspects of the character, exemplified in some jungle-gym-esque routines seen here, highlighted by an animated chorus.
Additionally, we also glean a glimpse of Tony Award-winning director Diane Paulus hard at work, as well.
Of note, earlier this week star Laura Michelle Kelly and featured player Josh Lamon took to social media to share a funny new video depicting their impressions of what they have been witnessing in rehearsal, too.
The official description of FINDING NEVERLAND is as follows: "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 film written by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life relationship between the Llewelyn Davies family and James Matthew Barrie as he writes the revolutionary 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus and with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the prospect of growing up. The cast will be led by Jeremy Jordan as J.M. Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies; with Michael McGrath as Charles Frohman, Carolee Carmello as Madame du Maurier, Jeanna de Waal as Mary Barrie, 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 Peg Nance, Stuart Neal, Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyler Ross, Julius Rubio, JC Schuster, Paul Slade Smith, and Ron Todorowski. The creative team also includes scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting designer Philip Rosenberg, sound designer Jonathan Deans, projection designer Gilles Papain, fan designer Daniel Wurtzel, music supervisor David Chase, music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and orchestration by Simon Hale."
More information on FINDING NEVERLAND is available at the official site here.
View the new photos of Jeremy Jordan and company in FINDING NEVERLAND rehearsals below.
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