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.