Kelsey Grammer Extends Stay as 'Hook' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND
Following last night's rumor that Kelsey Grammer could be flying across the pond to join Finding Neverland in London, the Broadway production has announced that the Emmy Award-winner will remain onstage in New York City for an extra week, through Sunday, April 3.
Grammer reprises the roles of 'Charles Frohman' and 'Captain Hook', for which he received wide acclaim upon the hit musical's opening last spring. Grammer's replacement will be announced at a later date.
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.
Kelsey Grammer (Charles Frohman/ Hook) Kelsey Grammer has excelled at the highest level in theatre, television and film as an actor, producer and director. Grammer has won five Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a SAG Award and has received an unparalleled sixteen Emmy nominations, eight Golden Globe nominations, sixteen SAG nominations and one Tony nomination. Grammer starred in La Cage aux Folles on Broadway in 2010 (Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical). Other Broadway credits include Macbeth and Othello. Off-Broadway credits include Sunday in the Park with George, A Month in the Country and the Obie-winning Quartermaine's Terms. Grammer's most recent credits include The National Geographic Channel's "Killing Jesus" and HBO's feature film Entourage, The Expendables 3 and Transformers: Age of Extinction. Other film credits include I Don't Know How She Does It, Fame, Swing Vote, X-Men: The Last Stand and more. Television credits include the Emmy Award-winning "Cheers," "Frasier," "Wings" and "30 Rock," in addition to starring roles in "Back to You," "Hank," and many others. Also accomplished as a voice-over artist, Grammer has played the iconic character Sideshow Bob on "The Simpsons," for fourteen years, for which he won an Emmy in 2006. His voice over credits also include "Toy Story 2," "Anastasia" and "Teacher's Pet," "Father of the Pride," "Gary the Rat," and TNT's Emmy-nominated "Animal Farm". Grammer was born in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was raised in New Jersey and Florida. He graduated from New York City's esteemed Juilliard School, and now lives in the Los Angeles area and New York.
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