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Tony Yazbeck to Return to Broadway's Finding Neverland

Yazbeck first played the role of J.M. Barrie from January 26 through March 27. logo
Tony Yazbeck as Finding Neverland's J.M. Barrie.
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Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) is set to return to Broadway's Finding Neverland to reprise his performance in the role of playwright J.M. Barrie beginning June 10. Yazbeck first played the role from January 26 through March 27.

In addition, Paul Slade Smith and Dana Costello have assumed the roles of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook and Mary Barrie, taking over for Marc Kudisch and Teal Wicks.

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 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a 2014 tryout run at the American Repertory Theater. The production was nominated for two 2015 Drama Desk Awards.

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