Finding Neverland Indianapolis Tickets
Finding Neverland Indianapolis tickets
Finding Neverland is loosely based on the life of author J.M. Barrie when he was struggling to become a writer and eventually penned the classic tale of the boy who never grows old, Peter Pan. The novel was influenced by his platonic friendship with a widow, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and the stories he created for her four boys. Modeled after the Academy Award-winning 2004 film of the same name, the musical adaptation of Finding Neverland debuted in Leicester in 2012 before moving on to Broadway in 2015. The touring company debuted in Buffalo, New York in October, 2016. Since then, the company has performed in cities throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
For those unfamiliar with the Peter Pan saga, the story begins in London with three children, two boys and a girl. Peter Pan, a boy who never grew up, listens to the children's bedtime stories outside their bedroom window until one evening he is nearly caught and loses his shadow. He asks the girl, Wendy, to reattach his shadow and, when she does, asks the three children to go to Neverland with him, so that Wendy can take care of the band of "lost boys" who live there with Peter.
Finding Neverland features music and lyrics by Take That frontman Gary Barlow and songwriter Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. The 2017 touring company production stars Billy Harrigan Tighe as J.M. Barrie, John Davidson as Captain Hook/Charles Frohman and Christine Dwyer as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Finding Neverland Indianapolis tour dates were first announced for October, 2017.
Finding Neverland history
Finding Neverland debuted on Broadway in March, 2015, at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, after a brief tryout in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The original Broadway cast included Matthew Morrison as J.M. Barrie, Kelsey Grammar as Captain Hook and Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.
The Finding Neverland plot centers around Barrie's platonic relationship with a widow, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and his friendship with her four sons, Jack, George, Peter and Michael. The stories he tells the boys are eventually compiled and produced as a West End play, using extras from local orphanages as the Lost Boys.
Finding Neverland facts
The cost of the original Broadway production of Finding Neverland has been estimated at $20 million. Ticket sales exceeded $64 million.
The original Broadway production closed on August 21, 2016 after more than 500 performances and 35 previews.
The Broadway production of Finding Neverland was nominated for a Drama Desk Award in 2015 for Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Matthew Morrison) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Carolee Carmello.)
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