J.M. Barrie News

BWW Interview: Crystal Kellogg of FINDING NEVERLANDBWW Interview: Crystal Kellogg of FINDING NEVERLAND
by Harmony Wheeler - Jan 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld San Francisco talks with Crystal Kellogg, Mary Barrie and the understudy for Sylvia in Finding Neverland. Kellogg joins the tour after performing in the Broadway production and tells us about changes to the musical, the history behind the story and her own personal connection to the Bay Area. (more...)

BWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at ParamountBWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at Paramount
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2017

Lord, save us from pop songwriters who think they can write musical theater. Sure, some transition successfully but this would not be the case for Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy who have given us the completely unmemorable "Finding Neverland", currently playing at the Paramount Theatre. And if the lackluster music weren't enough, the show is also weighed down by a book from James Graham and direction from Diane Paulus who it seems had no idea what story they wanted to tell as there seemed to be two distinct shows happening and neither of them were very good. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into the Buell TheatreBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars Into the Buell Theatre
by Felicia Tassone - Dec 22, 2016

Finding Neverland is based off the Oscar winning film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. It tells the story of J.M. Barrie (Kevin Kern), a playwright who is seeking inspiration to write his next play. The problem, there are no ideas flowing. One day, in a park in London, Barrie sees four boys playing and they spark his interest. He has forgotten to use his imagination to write. The boys introduce Barrie to their mother Sylvia (Christine Dwyer), and as Barrie's marriage starts to fall to pieces, he grows romantic feelings for Sylvia. All the while, Barrie gets the inspiration to write his next big hit - "Peter Pan." (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Coming to Seattle Next MonthFINDING NEVERLAND Coming to Seattle Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is pleased to announce that FINDING NEVERLAND will play The Paramount Theatre from January 10 - 15, 2017. Tickets for the Seattle engagement are available at STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $30. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOXBWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOX
by Chris Gibson - Dec 16, 2016

If you're looking for spectacular entertainment that fills you with wonder then look no further; FINDING NEVERLAND is the show for you. This would be a very good show based solely on the book (James Graham) and music (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy) that it features, but it goes far beyond that in conjuring up an absolutely remarkable theatrical experience. Based on THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, by Allan Knee, as well as the eponymous motion picture, this is a marvelously cast, tune-filled excursion into the imagination of J.M. Barrie. It's really a must-see show, so catch it while you can! (more...)

BWW Review: PETER PAN, Exeter Northcott TheatreBWW Review: PETER PAN, Exeter Northcott Theatre
by Nicky Sweetland - Dec 6, 2016

J.M. Barrie's classic story about the boy who never grows up is always a popular production at Christmas, with its magical plot, engaging characters and depiction of the melancholic journey through adolescence, certain to ensure a warm and magical sentiment in readiness for the festive season. (more...)

freeFall brings Holiday Repertory Event to Tampa Bay!freeFall brings Holiday Repertory Event to Tampa Bay!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or on Saturdays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm.  (more...)

Tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale This Month in New OrleansTickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale This Month in New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The New Orleans Theatre Association has announced individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public Friday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: A First Look at PETER PAN at the National TheatrePhoto Flash: A First Look at PETER PAN at the National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

All children, except one, grow up... (more...)

Matthew Morrison Kicks Off 'Broadway Up Close' Series in PhiladelphiaMatthew Morrison Kicks Off 'Broadway Up Close' Series in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Four of Broadway's biggest names will come to Philadelphia's Kimmel Center for the second season of the "Broadway Up Close" series hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky, the man The New York Times called the 'Mayor of Broadway.'  The series is produced by Mark Cortale and first up is Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" for one show only on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 PM. Other stars appearing in the series this season will be Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award nominated superstar Vanessa Williams on Jan. 21, followed by Alice Ripley, Tony Award winner for "Next to Normal" on May 6, and last but not least, living legend and a two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera on June 3. (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert SeriesGavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center Presents FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets On Sale NowAT&T Performing Arts Center Presents FINDING NEVERLAND Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. FINDING NEVERLAND will play the Winspear Opera House in the downtown Dallas Arts District Tuesday, July 11 through Sunday, July 23, 2017. (more...)

Limited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National OperaLimited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

Tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale Now at Hobby CenterTickets for FINDING NEVERLAND on Sale Now at Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on November 18. FINDING NEVERLAND will play April 25 through 30, 2017, at the Hobby Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Project Shaw Presents ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIREPhoto Coverage: Project Shaw Presents ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 22, 2016

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 11th Season with its 118th concert presentation with J.M. Barrie's Alice Sit-By-The-Fire, last night at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Kern Stars in FINDING NEVERLAND, Flying to Chicago This FallBWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Kern Stars in FINDING NEVERLAND, Flying to Chicago This Fall
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 18, 2016

Neverland is no longer the 'second star to the right and straight on till morning.' Instead, it's tucked into Chicago's Loop district on West Randolph Street. Fresh off a run on the Great White Way, Finding Neverland comes to the Windy City to share the story of J.M. Barrie, the writer behind the beloved 'boy who never grew up'. Broadway actor Kevin Kern (Barrie) discusses bringing this captivating tale to the stage. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel CenterChita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

freeFall Sets Cast for PETER PAN and PETER AND THE STARCATCHERfreeFall Sets Cast for PETER PAN and PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Escape with freeFall's Starstuff Repertory Players to a world of mermaids, pirates, lost boys and fairy dust. In what can only be described as an epic theatrical event, freeFall's record-breaking production of PETER AND THE STARCACTHER returns, playing in rep with J.M. Barrie's classic original, PETER PAN (adapted and directed by freeFall Artistic Director Eric Davis). Both shows will run December 10 through January 29. See them in either order during their extended engagement, or on Saturdays see both plays - one at 2pm the other at 8pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ArtsWest Releases First Teaser for PETER AND THE STARCATCHERSTAGE TUBE: ArtsWest Releases First Teaser for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2016

ArtsWest is pleased to announce PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the Tony Award-winning musical about the early adventures of Peter Pan, opening at the ArtWest Playhouse and Gallery on November 17. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is appropriate for all ages and most fun for ages 10 & up. The performances will run Thursday through Friday until December 23, and BroadwayWorld has the first look at the production! (more...)

Take a Trip to Neverland with Atlanta Lyric Theatre's PETER PAN This DecemberTake a Trip to Neverland with Atlanta Lyric Theatre's PETER PAN This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Celebrate the holidays as Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates, and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. This high-flying fantasy will delight audiences of all ages when Atlanta Lyric Theatre's new production of PETER PAN plays the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on December 9 & 10. (more...)

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