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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Flies Into the Kennedy Center, Now thru 2/1

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Flies Into the Kennedy Center, Now thru 2/1

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time Tony Award winning musical play written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award?winner Roger Rees and Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers, from today, January 28 to February 16, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Press opening night is Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

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 100 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.

The cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache) Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake) Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather, and Nick Vidal.

The design team for Peter and the Starcatcher includes Donyale Werle (Set Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L. West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia?Rosenbaum (Fight Direction), and Marco Paguia (Music Supervision).

Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences but is most enjoyable for those 10 and up.

Peter and the Starcatcher is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.

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

Peter and the Starcatcher runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from January 28 to February 16, 2014. Performances will take place Tuesday through Sunday evenings in the Eisenhower Theater at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 1:30 p.m. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at the Kennedy Center box office, online, or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600. Patrons living outside the Washington metropolitan area may dial toll-free at (800) 444-1324 or visit us online at www.kennedy-center.org.

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