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Matthew Morrison to Return to Broadway in FINDING NEVERLAND

TONY®, EMMY®, AND GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARD NOMINEE
MATTHEW MORRISON
WILL RETURN TO BROADWAY
TO STAR IN

FINDING NEVERLAND

PREVIEWS BEGIN
SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2015

AT BROADWAY’S LUNT-FONTANNE THEATRE
OPENING NOW SET FOR WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15

New York– Producer Harvey Weinstein announced today that Tony®, Emmy®, and two-time Golden Globe® Award NomineeMatthew Morrison will return to Broadway to star in Finding Neverland as J.M. Barrie.  Morrison created the role of Barrie in early workshops of the Broadway-bound musical.  Finding Neverland will begin previews on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street), and will now open on Wednesday, April 15.

 

“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see Matthew returning to his Broadway roots and back to the role he created in our workshop,” Mr. Weinstein said. “He is wildly talented and a true leading man.”

Mr. Morrison has previously starred on Broadway in HairspraySouth Pacific, and The Light in the Piazza (for which he was nominated for a 2005 Tony® Award).  He is known to television audiences for his Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated role as Will Schuester on the hit Fox show, “Glee.” Morrison has also released two studio albums since 2011, with the most recent being Where It All Began – a collection of standards, many first made famous in Broadway musicals.

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.

In its sold-out, world-premiere engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, Finding Neverland played a total of 75 performances at the Loeb Drama Center on – all of which played to capacity crowds, making it the highest attended and highest grossing production in A.R.T.’s 34-year history.  

Additional casting information will be announced shortly.

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