Glee's Matthew Morrison to Exit Finding Neverland on Broadway
Tony nominee and Glee favorite Matthew Morrison will take his final bow as the star of Broadway's Finding Neverland on January 24. Morrison plays Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the production, which is currently playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.
As previously announced, Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer will return to the production in the dual roles of theater producer Charles Frohman and Captain Hook on January 19.
Directed by Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland opened on Broadway on April 15 after a 2014 tryout run at American Repertory Theater. The cast also includes Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and Carolee Carmello as Madame Du Maurier.
Also featured in the Broadway production are Teal Wicks, Casey Butler, Christian Michael Camporin, Alex Dreier, Jackson Demott Hill, Christopher Paul Richards, Eli Tokash, Courtney Balan, Kristy Cates, Dana Costello, Colin Cunliffe, Rory Donovan, Chris Dwan, Francesca Granell, Kevin Kern, Josh Lamon, Nick McGough, Mary Page Nance, Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyley Ross, Julius Anthony Rubio, Paul Slade Smith, Jaime Verazin, Ryan Worsing, and Amy Yakima.
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).