Marc Kudisch will step into the dual roles of Charles Frohman and Captain Hook in the Broadway musical Finding Neverland at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre beginning Tuesday, April 12, producers announced today. The roles were originated on Broadway by Kelsey Grammer.
Kudisch, a Drama Desk Award winner and three-time Tony nominee, was seen on Broadway last season in the new play Hand to God. His many Broadway credits include 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Alfie Boe, recent star of Broadway's Les Misérables, joined the cast of Finding Neverland as J.M. Barrie on March 29.
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 two 2015 Drama Desk Awards.
Directed by Diane Paulus, Finding Neverland opened April 15 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre after a 2014 tryout run at the American Repertory Theater.