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FINDING NEVERLAND Will Open on Broadway at the Lunt-fontanne Theatre on Apr 8, 2015

F I N D I N G   N E V E R L A N D

WILL OPEN ON BROADWAY
AT THE LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE
ON APRIL 8, 2015

WORLD-PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT
ENDED YESTERDAY AS
THE MOST ATTENDED PRODUCTION
IN THE HISTORY OF
THE AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER

New York, NY — Producer Harvey Weinstein and director Diane Paulus announced today that Finding Neverland will open on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2015.  This announcement comes on the heels of Finding Neverland’s sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, which ended yesterday.   The production began previews at the Loeb Drama Center onWednesday, July 23, and ran for a total of 75 performances – all of which played to capacity crowds, making it the highest attended and highest grossing production in A.R.T.’s 34-year history.   Finding Neverland will begin preview performances on Broadway in March, 2015.  Casting will be announced shortly.

“I am so grateful to A.R.T. and its audiences for providing the perfect environment to incubate this new musical,” Mr. Weinstein said.  “We are excited to continue the work and bring the musical to Broadway audiences this spring.  I know that the Lunt-Fontanne, which has housed so many memorable productions, will be the ideal home for Finding Neverland.”

Based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan KneeFinding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. 

Directed by Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®-winner Eliot Kennedy, choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (So You Think You Can Dance), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up.

The production boasts scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (PippinBook of Mormon), lighting design by Phillip S. Rosenberg (A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb(Of Mice and Men), and sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (PippinLa Cage aux Folles).

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