Sandy Duncan's Finding Neverland Start Date Delayed
The iconic Peter Pan star will enter the musical later than expected.
Iconic Peter Pan star Sandy Duncan will make her return to Neverland a few days later than expected. Duncan was scheduled to join Broadway's Finding Neverland beginning February 9 in the role of Madame du Maurier, but is now expected to enter the show on February 12, according to a production spokesperson. She continues in the musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre through March 27.
Duncan joins a company headed by Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck as J.M. Barrie, Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer as Charles Frohman/Captain Hook.
Directed by Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland opened April 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a 2014 tryout run at the American Repertory Theater. 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.