Continuing its annual tradition of one-night concerts, Transport Group Theatre Company will present Peter Pan in Concert: A Celebration of the 1954 Classic on Monday, August 15. The benefit performance will be held at the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center.
Initial casting includes Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), John Bolton (Anastasia), Hannah Elless (Bright Star), Ann Harada (Cinderella), Marc Kudisch (Hand to God), Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Paul Slade Smith (Finding Neverland), and Elizabeth Stanley (On the Town).
Based on the play by James M. Barrie, Peter Pan features music by Mark Charlap, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, additional music by Jule Styne, and additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The musical debuted in Broadway in 1954 with Mary Martin in the title role.
Joey Chancey will conduct the 22-piece orchestra, featuring orchestrations from the original production. Cast members from the original company, including Sondra Lee (Tiger Lily), will join Transport Group artistic director Jack Cummings III after the show for a talkback.