J.M. Barrie News

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

FUN HOME Rounds Out Arden Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary SeasonFUN HOME Rounds Out Arden Theatre Company's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announces final additions to the 2017/18 30th Anniversary Season. Just announced today, the season will close with the Tony-Award winning musical, FUN HOME. An additional production, the international, off-Broadway hit EVERY BRILLIANT THING, will run as the inaugural production in the Selma M. and Robert J. Horan Studio Theatre in the Hamilton Family Arts Center. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

John Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLANDJohn Davidson Announced in the National Tour of FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) is thrilled to begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'John Davidson to Join FINDING NEVERLAND Tour as 'Captain Hook'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Finding Neverland welcomes John Davidson to the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook! John Davidson, star of TV (Hollywood Squares, That's Incredible), stage (Wicked, Oklahoma!), and music (12 albums) will begin performances in Finding Neverland on Tuesday, June 27th at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

The Penny Seats to Present World Premier of THE RENAISSANCE MANThe Penny Seats to Present World Premier of THE RENAISSANCE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The Penny Seats Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that its seventh summer season this year will open on Thursday, June 15th with The Renaissance Man, a World Premier from renowned Michigan playwright, Joseph Zettelmaier. The story is comedic riff on Macbeth set in the modern day at a local Renaissance Faire. It joyfully follows the lives of workers at the Faire, asking whether a disgruntled knight can-or should-take the Faire back to its Renaissance roots. Zettelmaier's work retains fundamental elements of Shakespeare's play, while exploring just how funny the story can be in context. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth Sets 'Power, Passion & Privilege' SeasonTheater at Monmouth Sets 'Power, Passion & Privilege' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

This summer, Theater at Monmouth encourages you to 'Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none' (All's Well That Ends Well). Through classic Shakespearean thrillers, contemporary romances, and fantastical flights of fantasy, the plays of the Power, Passion & Privilege Season explore liberty, justice, and equality. (more...)

BWW Review: Not Even Pixie Dust Could Get FINDING NEVERLAND off the GroundBWW Review: Not Even Pixie Dust Could Get FINDING NEVERLAND off the Ground
by Libby Champion - Jun 8, 2017

Seeing the origin story of one of your favorite childhood stories should be exhilarating, exciting, and uplifting, right? Unfortunately, the touring production of FINDING NEVERLAND playing at the Dr. Phillips Center this week is none of those things. (more...)

BWW Feature: Top 10 Reasons to see FINDING NEVERLAND at the Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Feature: Top 10 Reasons to see FINDING NEVERLAND at the Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 6, 2017

This week FINDING NEVERLAND takes the stage as the final show in the 2016 - 2017 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season. It's been a great season and next year's promises to be even better. FINDING NEVERLAND started touring in October 2016 after a decent Broadway run. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 5, 2017

Finding Neverland A Favorite For Young And Young At Heart (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark BallasPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark Ballas
by West of Broadway - May 30, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong sit down to discuss their very busy theater schedule before Will takes off to the Ahmanson Theater to sit down with the current Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas.  (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - May 24, 2017

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center (more...)

KIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY Comes to AT&T Performing Arts CenterKIDS NIGHT ON BROADWAY Comes to AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center today announced that it will participate in "Kids' Night On Broadway," a program of The Broadway League. The "buy one, get one" deal lets a child (18 years old and younger) see a Broadway show for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult. The ongoing program will begin with Finding Neverland on Wednesday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. and is presented by Central Market. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox TheatreBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - May 20, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND travels to Atlanta with a revamped version since the show debuted on Broadway in 2015. (more...)

It Takes Three, Baby! Matthew Morrison and Wife Expecting First ChildIt Takes Three, Baby! Matthew Morrison and Wife Expecting First Child
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Matthew Morrison and his wife, Renee, are expecting their first child. We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

The World's Biggest Panto Comes to Wembley ArenaThe World's Biggest Panto Comes to Wembley Arena
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

For the first time ever, The World's Biggest Pantomime Ltd will play in London, presenting PETER PAN, a stunning new arena spectacular, at The SSE Arena, Wembley for four performances only, on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 December 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Eagle Theatre's PETER AND THE STARCATCHERBWW Review: Eagle Theatre's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Pati Buehler - May 16, 2017

The hilarious grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan follows a young boy, a captains daughter, the original lost boys, Captain Hook before the hook, and a cast full of all-star entertainers. (more...)

BWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSBWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - May 13, 2017

Finding Neverland  is coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 13 - 25, 2017. Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre AtlantaBWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre Atlanta
by Amy Zipperer - May 12, 2017

The North American tour of Finding Neverland, the Broadway musical that tells the inspirational story of the creation of Peter Pan, is making its home at Atlanta's Fox atre from May 16 - 21, and it's bringing with it an extraordinary cast, including Christine Dwyer in the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Dwyers was gracious enough to share a little bit about her experience with the tour. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at SaengerBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does. (more...)

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