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Monday, 14 March 2011 08:07

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to Extend at New York Theatre Workshop Through Apr 17





Read my Review of Peter and the Starcatcher

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that due to popular demand Peter and the Starcatcher will extend for two weeks—through Sunday, April 17.

Peter and the Starcatcher, written by Rick Elice, directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, based upon the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, opened Wednesday, March 9 to rave notices and has already set a record for the highest grossing day in NYTW history.

Ben Brantley of The New York Times called the play a “blissful exercise in make-believe” and “showbiz at its most brazenly infectious.”  He continued, “The cast is with no exceptions wonderful.  With grown-up theatrical savvy and a child's wonder at what it can achieve, Peter and the Starcatcher floats right through the ceiling...this show never stops flying.”

Adam Feldman of Time Out New York wrote that Peter and the Starcatcher is “a treasure chest of pleasures” and Melissa Rose Bernardo of Entertainment Weekly called it “a rollicking good time.”

Rick Elice, co-writer of the Tony® Award-winning Jersey Boys and The Addams Family, along with actor/director/author Roger Rees, probably best known for his Tony® Award-winning performance in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and OBIE Award-winning director Alex Timbers, founder and artistic director of Les Freres Corbusier, Drama Desk Award-winning writer-director of the highly-acclaimed Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and director of the hit Pee Wee’s Playhouse, have created an imaginative new play based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatchers.  In it a company of twelve actors plays some 50 characters—all on a journey to answer the century-old question:  How did Peter become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up?

Peter and the Starcatcher plays at New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, between Second Avenue and Bowery, through Sunday, April 17.  The regular performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00pm; Wednesday through Friday at 8:00pm; Saturday at 3:00pm and 8:00pm; Sunday at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.  There will be a special matinee on Wednesday, March 23 at 2pm.  Tickets are $70 and may be purchased online at, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or by phoning Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200.  For exact dates and times of performance, and for more information, visit

NYTW is pleased make theatre accessible to everyone with its $20 CheapTix Sundays program. A dedicated number of tickets for Sunday evening performances at 7:00pm can be purchased in person at the NYTW Box Office for only $20. Tickets may be purchased in advance, payable in cash only and are available to all audience members.

NYTW also has $20 student tickets available for all performances. Student tickets may be purchased in advance from the NYTW Box Office with valid student identification.

The NYTW Box office is open 1:00pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday through Saturday.

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