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OPPA! Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Photo OPPA! Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2023

Based on the 2004 novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearosn, ‚ÄúPeter and the Star Catcher‚ÄĚ provides a backstory for the characters of Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens At Music Mountain Theatre Photo PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens At Music Mountain Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2023

Peter and the Starcatcher provides a humorous and fantastical backstory for the beloved character of Peter Pan and his arch-nemesis, Captain Hook.

Los Altos Youth Theatre to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER in March Photo Los Altos Youth Theatre to Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2023

Los Altos Youth Theatre will present Peter and the Starcatcher, March 10-19.

Storybook Theatre Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, February 10 to March 11 Photo Storybook Theatre Presents PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, February 10 to March 11
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2023

StoryBook Theatre will present the Peter Pan prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher from February 10 to March 11, 2023, where audiences can tap into their imagination and learn the backstory of some classic and beloved characters from this classic tale.  

Review: Rick Elise's Wildly Inventive PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Stage West Pla Photo Review: Rick Elise's Wildly Inventive PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Stage West Playhouse
by Peter Nason - Nov 13, 2022

An all-star ensemble with Ryan Bintz soaring to the top as the evil Black Stache!

The Ritz Theatre Company Flies To Neverland With PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Photo The Ritz Theatre Company Flies To Neverland With PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2022

'To have faith is to have wings.' Ready to take flight with the second show of its 2022-2023 season, The Ritz Theatre Company presents Peter and the Starcatcher, the highly imaginative, Tony Award-winning play about the untold origins of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Neverland.

Cotuit Center for the Arts Announces Upcoming Season
by Stephi Wild - Sep 30, 2022

While final preparations are underway for its 2022 season finale production of The Sound of Music, Cotuit Center for the Arts has announced a new season of programming and fundraising with a focus on celebrating, dreaming, planning, imagining, and creating art in all theater, music, exhibition, education, outreach and collaboration offerings. 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Sails To The Jersey Shore Photo PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Sails To The Jersey Shore
by Stephi Wild - Sep 19, 2022

The Gateway Playhouse hosts the Shaken Not Stirred Players this fall with a swashbuckling and hilarious show. Based on the book series by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher gives us insight on how an orphan boy with no name becomes 'Peter Pan' and an originally two handed pirate becomes 'Captain Hook.' Starcatcher features an ensemble cast, storytelling, improvisation, wit, whimsy, subtle and not so subtle humor, timely references, and, of course, fairy dust.

Vanguard University's Department of Theatre Arts Presents The Award-Winning Fantasy P Photo Vanguard University's Department of Theatre Arts Presents The Award-Winning Fantasy PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 6, 2022

Vanguard University's highly acclaimed and award-winning department of theatre arts presents Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker and an adaptation from the novel written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Second Street Players Will Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER in September Photo Second Street Players Will Present PETER AND THE STARCATCHER in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 18, 2022

Second Street Players will present the innovative and imaginative Tony-winning comedy with music, ‚ÄúPeter and the Star Catcher,‚ÄĚ directed by John H. Hulse, on September 9, 10, 16, 17, 2022, at 7 PM; and September 11 and 18, 2022 at 2 PM.

Dave Barry Videos

Broadway Rewind: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Flight on Broadway in 2012 Videoplay
Broadway Rewind: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Takes Flight on Broadway in 2012

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2020

Today we flashback to 2012, when Peter and the Starcatcher arrived on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it played for 319 performances. Based on the 2004 novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, the play was adapted for the stage by Rick Elice.

VIDEO: Sail the High Seas with Argyle Theatre's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Videoplay
VIDEO: Sail the High Seas with Argyle Theatre's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher written by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Baker at The Argyle Theatre

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Donyale Werl Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Traveling Procenium
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2013

On this edition of 'In Focus', host Eden Lane spends time at the 'press day' for for the 1st National Tour of Peter and the Starcatcher, launching in Denver. Lane meets with Donyale Werle, who won the 2012 Tony Award for her Peter and the Starcatcher set design. Donyale is a leader at the Broadway Green Alliance and has gained much acclaim for her use of salvaged materials in her sets. Click below to watch the interview!

STAGE TUBE: John Sanders, Luke Smith and More Talk PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tour Launch in Denver
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2013

On this edition of 'In Focus', host Eden Lane spends time at the 'press day' for for the 1st National Tour of Peter and the Starcatcher, launching in Denver. She meets four of the cast members. John Sanders (Black Stache), Luke Smith (Smee), Megan Stern (Molly), and Joey deBettencourt (Boy). Eden also gives us a glimpse of the special presentation by Tony Award wining set designer Donyale Werle. Click below to watch the interview!

STAGE TUBE: Producer Nancy Nagel Gibbs Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tour in Denver
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2013

On this edition of 'In Focus', host Eden meets successful Broadway producer Nancy Nagel Gibbs. Gibbs' five-time Tony winning production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER launches its 1st National Tour in Denver this week. It's the swashbuckling, grownup's prequel to Peter Pan. Click below to watch the interview!

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the National Touring Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by Randy Rainbow - Aug 5, 2013

As the acclaimed Peter and the Starcatcher prepares for its first National Tour, the show's creative team and touring cast, including directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and cast members including Joey deBettencourt, Megan Stern, John Sanders, Harter Clingman, Jimonn Cole, Nathan Hosner, Carl Howell, Ian Michael Stuart, Benjamin Schrader, Luke Smith, Edward Tournier, Lee Zarrett, Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather, and Nick Vidal, recently met the press. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can meet the company below!

STAGE TUBE: Best-Selling Authors Mitch Albom, Greg Iles, Lisa Rutherford & More Discuss E-Books on Google Hangout
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2013

Today at 3 p.m. ET, Mashable moderated a Google+ Hangout with best-selling authors Mitch Albom, Dave Barry, Greg Iles, Sam Barry and Ridley Pearson, as well as Lisa Rutherford and Jen Lou from digital publisher Coliloquy. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: In the Rehearsal Room with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's New Off-Broadway Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2013

Peter and the Starcatcher, the five-time TonyAward-winning play, will begin performances on Monday, March 18, 2013 at New World Stages. The cast includes returning Broadway cast members Rick Holmes, now playing Black Stache, Jason Ralph, now playing Boy, along with Kevin Del Aguila as Smee, Matt D'Amico as Slank, and Evan Harrington as Alf, all reprising their roles. They are joined by Nicole Lowrance (Molly), Edward Baker-Duly(Lord Aster), Josh Grisetti (Fighting Prawn), Alex Hernandez (Captain Scott), Nate Miller (Ted), Andrew Mueller (Prentiss), Jon Patrick Walker (Mrs. Bumbrake),Jordan Geiger, Joanna Howard, and Graham Stevens. The new cast met the press eariler this week and BroadwayWorld was there to join them in the rehearsal room. Check out what they had to say about the big move to off-Broadway below!

BWW TV Exclusive: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Adam Chanler-Berat & Celia Keenan-Bolger on Future Projects, Favorite Moments, and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2013

Directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher began performances on Wednesday, March 28 and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, April 15, 2012. The show will play its final performance on January 20, 2013. The production took home five 2012 Tony Awards, the most of any play of the season, including Best Scenic Design (Donyale Werle), Best Lighting Design (Jeff Croiter), Best Costume Design (Paloma Young), and Best Sound Design (Darron L West). BroadwayWorld was invited backstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a special chat between Celia Keenan-Bolger and Adam Chanler Berat, and you can check out what they had to say about pre-show snacks, favorite moments, future projects, and more below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage at the Brooks Atkinson with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER's Adam Chanler-Berat & Celia Keenan-Bolger- Part 2!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2013

BroadwayWorld was invited backstage at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre for a special two-part tour from Celia Keenan-Bolger (right before she left the show) and Adam Chanler Berat. Click below to watch Part 2 and be sure to check back later for a special chat between the castmates!


Dave Barry Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Dave Barry written?
Dave Barry has written 1 shows including Peter and the Starcatcher (Source Material).