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.
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.