Finding Neverland – Lunt Fontanne Theatre

Finding Neverland On Broadway
Finding Neverland: Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammer with the ensemble. Photo: Carol Rosegg Starring Matthew Morrison (Glee) and Kelsey Grammer (Frasier), the exhilarating Finding Neverland is taking Broadway by storm. Based on the Academy Award-winning 2004 film starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, Finding Neverland tells the story of playwright J.M. Barrie. Struggling to find success as a writer, a meeting with widow Sylvia Llewellyn Davies and her young sons leads Barrie to discover the true power of storytelling. Thrilled by the boys’ games and fantasy worlds, Barrie conjures up Neverland and the story of Peter Pan, a story the world would never forget. With an all-star cast, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy-winner Eliot Kennedy and directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair), this ambitious new Broadway musical is a triumph of the imagination. Boasting astonishing visual effects as well as heart-warming fun and ... Read more

REVIEW: Finding Neverland, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭

Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on Broadway

Finding Neverland is a truly magical musical theatre experience. The score is lively and quite quite beautiful. From ballads to raucous boy songs and big, generous ensemble pieces, plus an exceptional anthem or two – Barlow and Kennedy really deliver the goods. Without question, though, the star here is Matthew Morrison, who gives a boundlessly energetic turn as the troubled playwright J.M.Barrie. Morrison is better than he has ever been.

Pippin To Close On Broadway

Pippin to close on Broadway

The Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Pippin the musical will close at the Music Box Theatre on Jan 4, 2015. Pippin has music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. The critically acclaimed production which won four 2013 Tony Awards including Best Revival Of A Musical, four Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival Of A Musical and seven Outer Circle Critics Awards including Best Revival Of A Musical will have played 709 performances and 37 previews when it closes. The revival, directed by Diane Paulus had its premiere at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 2012. It is hoped that the production may be headed to the West End. Read our review of Pippin.