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FINDING NEVERLAND to Play Broadway's Winter Garden After ROCKY Shutters?

FINDING NEVERLAND to Play Broadway's Winter Garden After ROCKY Shutters?

Following the announcement that Broadway's ROCKY will be closing at the Winter Garden Theatre next month, New York Times reporter Patrick Healy tweeted that FINDING NEVERLAND might be next up at the venue.

The $15m "Rocky" will close on Bway in August at a big loss. I'm hearing "Finding Neverland" may be next for the Winter Garden.

- Patrick Healy (@patrickhealynyt) July 15, 2014

There has been no official announcement, but the BroadwayWorld team will keep our ears to the ground and bring you dates as soon as we know them!

A.R.T. is presenting the world premiere of FINDING NEVERLAND, with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy, book by James Graham, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus and featuring choreography by Mia Michaels, beginning this month.

The production starts previews at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street in Cambridge, MA next Wednesday, July 23, and runs through Sunday, September 28.

The cast will be led by Jeremy Jordan as J. M. Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies; with Carolee Carmello as Madame du Maurier, Jeanna de Waal as Mary Barrie, Michael McGrath as Charles Frohman/Captain Cook, and the boys Aidan Gemme as Peter, Alex Dreier as Michael, Sawyer Nunes as George, and Hayden Signoretti as Jack.

At A.R.T., the creative team also includes scenic designer Scott Pask, costume designer Suttirat Anne Larlarb, lighting designer Philip Rosenberg, sound designer Jonathan Deans, projection designer Gilles Papain, fan designer Daniel Wurtzel, music supervisor David Chase, music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, and orchestration by Simon Hale.

In FINDING NEVERLAND, when a playwright meets a widow and her four boys in Kensington Gardens, he embarks on a friendship that inspires one of the most beloved stories of all time. Based on the Miramax film written by David Magee, the musical follows the real-life relationship between the Llewelyn Davies family and James Matthew Barrie as he writes the revolutionary 1904 play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.

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