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Official: Terrence Mann Will Return to Broadway in FINDING NEVERLAND!

Mann as Captain Hook in Connecticut
Repertory Theatre's Peter Pan

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Broadway veteran Terrence Mann (Beauty and the Beast, Les Miserable) will take over the roles of "Charles Frohman" and "Captain Hook" in the smash hit musical Finding Neverland beginning Tuesday, September 29. Anthony Warlow, Neverland's current Frohman/Hook, will play his final performance on Sunday, September 27.

Diane Paulus, the Tony Award® -winning director ofFinding Neverland, welcomed Terrrence Mann to the company by saying, "Working with Terry on Pippin was a thrilling experience, and I am beyond excited that we're reuniting on Finding Neverland. He is a Broadway legend, and I know his signature charisma and boundless talent will electrify our audiences."

Finding Neverland has played to packed houses at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues) since beginning performances in March. Upon its spring opening, Entertainment Weekly proclaimed Finding Neverland "Pixie-dusted perfection," and added it to the magazine's coveted "Must-List." "Touching and beautiful," hailed the Daily News. While USA Today cheered, "Finding Neverland flies!" Vogue exclaimed "Fabulous stage magic that you'll remember for years to come!" WABC's Sandy Kenyon raved, "A crowd-pleaser of the kind that's too rare on Broadway these days." And NPR called Finding Neverland""Magnificent! Far-and-away the best musical of the season. Finding Neverland should be found by everyone as soon as possible!"

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.

A three time Tony nominee, Terrence Mann's credits include work on the Broadway stage, in film and television, as a director, composer and artistic director. Last season, Terry won the Outer Critics Circle Award and was nominated for a Tony for his portrayal of King Charlemagne in the hit musical Pippin, also directed by Diane Paulus. He originated the roles of the Beast in Beauty and the Beast (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), Inspector Javert inLes Miserables (Tony nomination), Rum Tum Tugger in Cats and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel. Other Broadway credits include The Addams Family (Mal Bienekie), Lennon (Ensemble), The Rocky Horror Show (Frank 'N' Furter), Getting Away With Murder (Greg), A Christmas Carol (Scrooge), Rags (Saul),Barnum (Ringmaster, matinee Barnum on tour), Jerome Robbin's Broadway (Narrator) and Jekyll and Hyde (title roles, pre-Broadway workshop). Off-Broadway and regional credits include Tuck Everlasting (the Alliance Theatre), The Studio (South Coast Repertory), 1776, Assassins and Promises, Promises. Terry can currently be seen as Mr. Whispers in the Netflix series SENSE8, created by the groundbreaking Lana and Andy Wachowski. He also played the series regular role of "Bob" on the Sci-Fi Channel's The Dresden Files. Additional film and television appearances include Critters, A Chorus Line, Big Top Pee Wee, Solar Babies, " Love Monkey," "Law and Order," "Mrs. Santa Claus," "American Revolution," "One Life to Live" and "As the World Turns" (Emmy Nomination). Off stage and camera, he was the Director/Composer for the musical adaptation of Romeo & Juliet, and is founding Artistic Director of the Carolina Arts Festival. He also served as Artistic Director of the North Carolina Theatre for 10 years. He now holds the endowed chair of Musical Theatre at Western Carolina University.

In addition to Terrence Mann, Finding Neverland features a cast of Broadway's best led by Matthew Morrison ("Glee," South Pacific),Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) with Carolee Carmello (Parade), Teal Wicks, Casey Butler, Alex Dreier, Jackson Demott Hill, Noah Hinsdale,Christopher Paul Richards, Eli Tokash and Courtney Balan, Kristy Cates, Dana Costello, Colin Cunliffe, Rory Donovan, Chris Dwan, Francesca Granell, Kevin Kern, Josh Lamon, Nick McGough,Mary Page Nance, Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyley Ross, Julius Anthony Rubio, Paul Slade Smith, Jaime Verazin, Ryan Worsing and Amy Yakima. The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner(The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles) and the casting is by Telsey + Company.

Finding Neverland is produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment, The Madison Square Garden Company, Len Blavatnik, Ron Burkle, Radenko Milakovicand Bryan Cranston in association with Jason Blum, Broadway Across America, Stephen Bronfman, Rodgin Cohen, Michael Cohl, Jean Doumanian, Chad Dubea, Rick Gerson, Jeremiah J. Harris, Sh. Mohammed Y. El Khereiji, Terry Allen Kramer, Howard Milstein, Dalip Pathak, Steve Rattner, Jimmy Sommers, Peter Stavola, Marvin Peart, and The American Repertory Theater. The production is Executive Produced by Barry and Fran Weissler, Alecia Parker, and Victoria Parker

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