JUST IN: Tony Yazbeck to Return to FINDING NEVERLAND This Friday!
Tony Award®-nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) returns to Broadway's Finding Neverland to reprise his performance in the role of playwright J.M. Barrie beginning Friday, June 10. Yazbeck first played the role from January 26, 2016, throughMarch 27.
In addition, Paul Slade Smith and Dana Costello have assumed the roles of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook and Mary Barrie, respectively - taking over for Marc Kudischand Teal Wicks.
Finding Neverland plays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues). To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.
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. 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.
Tony Yazbeck (J.M. Barrie starting June 10) is known for his performance as Gabey in the critically acclaimed revival of On The Town on Broadway, earning 2015 Tony, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations as well as the Fred Astaire Award for his performance.He also recently collaborated with Hal Prince and Susan Stroman on Prince of Broadway, which made its premier in Japan in the fall of 2015. Other Broadway credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsy w/ Patti LuPone(Tulsa, Outer Critics Circle nom.), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy w/ Tyne Daly. Off-Broadway: Fanny Hill at the York, and for City Center Encores!: Little Me, On The Town, Gypsy, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Pardon My English. Regional theaters include:Alliance, Barrington Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Hartford Stage, Goodman, St. Louis Muny, Goodspeed (Connecticut Critics Circle Award), Signature (Helen Hayes Award), Trinity Rep., Paper Mill, Old Globe. Tony starred in Kiss Me Kate at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He was seen in NBC's "Smash," and the feature documentary "Every Little Step." Tony also stars in his own song and dance show, The Floor Above Me. His debut album will be released in February 2016.
Paul Slade Smith (Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook) made his Broadway debut inFinding Neverland. National Tours include Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera, with Regional Theatre credits at A.R.T., Chicago Shakespeare, Goodman, and Steppenwolf. Paul is also the author of three plays including Unnecessary Farce.
Dana Costello (Mary Barrie) is a graduate of the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA. She made her Broadway debut in 2012 with Jekyll and Hyde at the Marquis Theater.
Finding Neverland plays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Tuesday'sat 7:30pm, Wednesday's at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursday's at 7:30pm, Friday's at 8pm, Saturday'sat 2pm & 8pm, Sunday's at 3pm through Sunday, July 3. Starting Tuesday, July 5 the performance schedule will be as follows: Tuesday's at 7:00pm, Wednesday's at 2pm & 7:00pm, Thursday's at 7:00pm, Friday's at 8pm, Saturday's at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday's at 3pm.
Tickets to Finding Neverland can be arranged online at www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com, by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne box office, located at 205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues. For more information, including holiday schedule, company photos, celebrity visitors to Neverland and more, please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Broski