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Finding Neverland Takes Its Final Bow on Broadway

Tony Yazbeck, Laura Michelle Kelly, and Paul Slade Smith close out the production as J.M. Barrie, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and Charles Frohman.

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Laura Michelle Kelly delivers a farewell speech as the curtain comes down on Finding Neverland.
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The Broadway production of Finding Neverland ended its run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on August 21 after 33 previews and 565 performances, with a company led by Tony Yazbeck as J.M. Barrie, Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and Paul Slade Smith as Charles Frohman.

With a score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham, Finding Neverland explores the friendship of playwright J.M. Barrie and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, a widowed mother whose four boys inspired the beloved Peter Pan stories. It is based on the 2004 film of the same title, which itself was based on Allan Knee's play The Man Who Was Peter Pan.

Directed by Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland opened April 15, 2015, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a 2014 tryout run at the American Repertory Theater. It will begin an American tour on October 11, 2016, at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo, New York.

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