PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Launches Wednesday Evening Talkback Series, 10/3
The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony® Award-winning play by Tony Award-nominee Rick Elice, announced today that the show will host a Wednesday Evening Talkback Series, commencing on Wednesday, October 3, following the 7:00 PM performance. Each week, audience members at the specified performance will be invited to stay for post-performance talk backs that offer a behind-the-scenes look into the show, its road to Broadway, and playing Peter Pan.
Full Talkback Schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, October 3 after the 7:00 PM performance
THE MUSIC BEHIND THE MADNESS: Composer Wayne Barker and music director Marco Paguia discuss the role of music in Peter and the Starcatcher, and drawing inspiration from Edwardian pantomimes, sea shanties, anthems, and early musical theatre to create a 21st-century Tony Award-winning play.
Wednesday, October 10 after the 7:00 PM performance
PLAYING PETER PAN: Stage and screen star Sandy Duncan (Tony® nominated for her role as Peter Pan in the 1979 musical revival) joins Peter and the Starcatcher’s Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter), Celia Keenan-Bolger (Molly) and Matthew Saldívar (Black Stache) to discuss the thrills and challenges of essaying such legendary characters.
Wednesday, October 17 after the 7:00 PM performance
THE DESIGN SUPERFECTA: Playwright Rick Elice, director Roger Rees, and designers Donyale Werle (sets) and Paloma Young (costumes) discuss the creative process that led to their history-making design sweep of the 2012 Tony Awards.
Directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher began performances on Wednesday, March 28 and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, April 15, 2012. The show will play its final performance on January 20, 2013. The production took home five 2012 Tony® Awards, the most of any play of the season, including Best Scenic Design (Donyale Werle), Best Lighting Design (Jeff Croiter), Best Costume Design (Paloma Young), and Best Sound Design (Darron L West).
In this innovative and imaginative 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 Cast of the acclaimed production includes Adam Chanler-Berat, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Matthew Saldivar, Teddy Bergman, Arnie Burton, Matt D’Amico, Kevin Del Aguila, Carson Elrod, Greg Hildreth, Rick Holmes, Isaiah Johnson, Eric Petersen, Betsy Hogg, Orville Mendoza, Jason Ralph and John Sanders.
The full creative team for Peter and the Starcatcher: 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).
Peter and the Starcatcher is produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, Disney Theatrical Productions, Suzan & Ken Wirth/DeBartolo Miggs, Catherine Schreiber, Daveed Frazier & Mark Thompson, Jack Lane, Jane Dubin, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Baer & Casserly/Nathan Vernon, Rich Affannato/Peter Stern, Brunish & Trinchero/Laura Little Productions, Larry Hirschhorn/Hummel & Greene, Jamie deRoy & Probo Prods./Radio Mouse Ent., Hugh Hysell/Freedberg & Dale, and New York Theatre Workshop.
The performance schedule for Peter and the Starcatcher is as follows: Tuesday – Thursday at 7:00 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.
Originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions in 2003, the project received its first lab at Williamstown Theatre Festival in 2007, under the direction of Rees and Timbers. A full length version of the play was then written by Elice, further developed by Disney Theatricals in a Page to Stage production at La Jolla Playhouse in the winter of 2009. Following revisions, the play received its first fully staged production in March 2011 at NYTW where it opened to rave reviews and was extended due to popular demand. In 2012, Nancy Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, and Tom Smedes became lead producers for the production and its transfer to Broadway.
Tickets ($59 - $125) are currently available via Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office (256 West 47th Street). For more information on group offers (12 or more people), call 877-321-0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. A ticket lottery, open to the general public, takes place outside the Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning two hours before each performance. Patrons can enter their names into the lottery, with an official drawing an hour and a half prior to curtain. Each winner may purchase up to two tickets at a price of $27 each (cash only).