Broadway's Finding Neverland Celebrates 500 Performances
The Broadway production of Finding Neverland celebrated its 500th performance at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on June 28. The company is currently 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 end its run on August 21.