Kelsey Grammer Extends Engagement in Broadway's Finding Neverland
Grammer takes on the role of Captain Hook in the musical.
Tony nominee and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer has extended his run in Broadway's Finding Neverland for one extra week. Grammer, who originated the roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook, will now be part of the company through Sunday, April 3.
Directed by Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland opened April 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a 2014 tryout run at American Repertory Theater. The company is currently led by Tony Yazbeck as J.M. Barrie, with Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and Sally Ann Triplett as Madame Du Maurier.
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. Finding Neverland was nominated for 2015 Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical (Morrison) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Carmello).