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Official: Sandy Duncan Takes Temporary Leave from FINDING NEVERLAND for 'Family Obligations'

The producers of Broadway's Finding Neverland have regretfully announced that the beloved stage and screen actress Sandy Duncan, who recently joined the magical production in the role of Madame Du Maurier, must take an immediate, yet temporary leave of absence from the show due to family obligations. The entire company looks forward to warmly welcoming Ms. Duncan back to Neverland as soon as she's able to return. The show, playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), will continue with its current stars Tony Yazbeck, Kelsey Grammer and Laura Michelle Kelly, supported by a cast of Broadway's best. Ms. Duncan's replacement will be announced shortly.

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.

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