Official: Marc Kudisch Will Step Into FINDING NEVERLAND on April 12
It's official! Tony-nominated Broadway favorite Marc Kudisch will step into the duo roles of Charles Frohman and Captain James Hook in the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland, the story of how Peter became Pan, beginning Tuesday, April 12. As previously announced, ensemble member Paul Slade Smith will play both roles until Kudisch steps into role.
Producer Harvey Weinstein said today, "I'm so looking forward to what Marc will bring to the roles and to the show. He is one of our best performers, with a comedic range that's especially remarkable. And that voice! The pairing of Marc alongside our new J.M. Barrie Alfie Boe and the lovely Laura Michelle Kelly will make for a spectacular evening of musical theater."
Director Diane Paulus added, "I've long admired Marc's work on stage. I am so excited for this opportunity to work with him on Finding Neverland, and I know he will make an unforgettable Frohman / Hook!"
Marc Kudisch (Charles Frohman / Captain James Hook). Twelve Broadway shows including Tony nominated roles in 9 To 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Drama Desk Award winner and four time nominee. Creator of Baritones Unbound. TV/Film: "House of Cards, Unforgettable, Power, Person of Interest, Blue Bloods, Smash, Gossip Girl, Sex and the City, Bye Bye Birdie.
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.
Finding Neverland plays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 West 46th Street). Please visit www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com for performance schedule, photos of the production and celebrity visitors to Neverland, music tracks and to purchase tickets! Tickets can also be arranged 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.