TWITTER WATCH: FINDING NEVERLAND's Carolee Carmello Warns 'This Grandma Is Back!'
In her recent starring role in TUCK EVERLASTING, Broadway favorite Carolee Carmello played a woman cursed with the prospect of never aging and living forever. Alas, few things last forever on Broadway, but you can't keep a fine talent like hers off stage.
"One week from tonight, this grandma is back!" announces Carmello on Twitter as she gets ready to return to Finding Neverland as Mrs. du Maurier, the role she originated on Broadway last season. Coincidentally, never growing old is also a theme in this musical about J.M. Barrie's inspiration to create the character Peter Pan.
Carmello's thrilling vocals have been gracing Broadway since she made her debut in CITY OF ANGELS, delivering strong dramatic turns in shows like 1776, PARADE and LESTAT and great comic chops in KISS ME, KATE, URINETOWN and THE ADDAMS FAMILY.
Remember this broad? Well ... guess what? One week from tonight, this GRANDMA is back! pic.twitter.com/DEfFvGYAAl- Carolee Carmello (@CaroleeCarmello) June 29, 2016
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 visitwww.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.