RIALTO CHATTER: Spring Broadway Debut Expected for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, based upon the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, opened on March 9, 2011 to rave notices and set a record for the highest grossing day in NYTW history. It closed on April 24 following two extensions.
Today the New York Times revealed that the show, which has long been rumored to transfer to Broadway after its successful NYTW run, has received interest from several Broadway theatres and will likely open this spring.
Rick Elice, co-writer of the Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family, along with actor/director/author Roger Rees, probably best known for his Tony Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and OBIE Award-winning director Alex Timbers, founder and artistic director of Les Freres Corbusier, Drama Desk Award-winning writer-director of the highly-acclaimed Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and director of the hit Pee Wee's Playhouse, have created an imaginative new play based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers.
In it a company of twelve actors plays some 50 characters-all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?