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Harvey Weinstein Says Tony Snub Was 'A Missile Squarely Aimed at Me'

FINDING NEVERLAND producer Harvey Weinstein has his own theory as to why his show did not receive a single Tony Award nomination on Tuesday morning.

According to The New York Post, the Hollywood producer told the cast and crew of the new Broadway musical that the Tony snub "was a missile, squarely aimed at me" and "had no reflection on them or what takes place onstage every single night."

The Post reports that Weinstein made a backstage appearance at Tuesday night's performance of the show to address the cast and crew on the morning's nominations announcement and encouraged them not to take it personally. A witness reports that Weinstein then brought out a CAKE which was adorned with the words, "We nominate you the best cast on Broadway."

Weinstein takes solace in knowing that his show is a hit, grossing over $1 million weekly for THE PAST seven weeks.

About Finding Neverland

The new Broadway musical Finding Neverland, starring Matthew Morrison, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, began previews on March 15 and officially opened April 15, 2015 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow(Take That) and Grammy winner Eliot Kennedy, book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels ("So You Think You Can Dance,"Cirque du Soleil's Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination... and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

Finding Neverland features a superb cast led by Matthew Morrison ("Glee," South Pacific), Kelsey Grammer ("Frasier," La Cage aux Folles), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) and Carolee Carmello(Parade), with Teal Wicks,Alex Dreier, Aidan Gemme, Jackson Demott Hill, Noah Hinsdale,Sawyer Nunes, Christopher Paul Richards,Hayden Signoretti with Courtney Balan, Dana Costello,Colin Cunliffe, Rory Donovan, Chris Dwan, Kevin Kern, Josh Lamon, Melanie Moore, Mary PageNance,Fred Odgaard, Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyley Ross, Julius Anthony Rubio, Paul Slade Smith,Ron Todorowski, Jaime Verazin and Jessica Vosk.

Based on the Academy Award winning motion picture by the same name, Finding Neverland follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer -- and the man -- he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he's been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys' hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It's a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered -- when you believe, you can fly.

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