PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour Opens 2/18 at Bushnell

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER National Tour Opens 2/18 at Bushnell

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the Tony Award-winning musical play written by Tony nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony winner Roger Rees and Tony nominee Alex Timbers, will make its Connecticut premiere at The Bushnell's Mortensen Hall February 18 as part of the 2013-2014 Bushnell Broadway Series co-sponsored by Travelers and Webster Bank.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER runs at The Bushnell through February 23. Performances are Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices start at $22.00. Tickets are available online at www.bushnell.org, by phone at 860-987-5900, or at The Bushnell box office, 166 Capitol Avenue, Hartford. Press night for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is Tuesday, February 18.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play 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 popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER won five 2012 Tony Awards (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of New York Times, New York Magazine and New Yorker's Top 10 Shows of the Year. New York Times hails PETER AND THE STARCATCHER as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," Entertainment Weekly calls the play, "an absurdly funny fantastical journey," and Time Out New York raves "this show soars deliriously high and gloriously far."

The PETER AND THE STARCATCHER design team includes Donyale Werle (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Darron L West (sound design), who all won Tony Awards for their work, along with Steven Hoggett (movement), Wayne Barker (music), Jacob Grigolia?Rosenbaum (fight direction) and Marco Paguia (music supervision).

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for those 10 and up.

Additional show information can be found at www.peterandthestarcatcher.com.

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