Finding Neverland Kansas City Tickets
Finding Neverland Kansas City tickets
Finding Neverland is the story of real-life Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie and the events that led him from a struggling writer to a respected novelists and playwright. The play is a loose adaptation of the Academy Award-winning 2004 film of the same name. This musical version of Finding Neverland debuted in Leicester, England in 2012 before moving on to Broadway in 2015.
For those new to the Peter Pan saga, the story is set in 19th century London, where three children (two boys and a girl) live with their parents and huge dog, Nana. Peter Pan, a boy who never grew up, listens longingly outside of the children's bedroom window to their nightly bedtime stories. This goes on for quite some time until one evening he slips, is nearly caught and in the process loses his shadow. He asks Wendy, the girl in the family, to reattach his shadow and subsequently asks the children to travel to Neverland (where children never grow old) with him, so that Wendy can take care of his band of "lost boys."
The music and lyrics for Finding Neverland are written by Gary Barlow of Take That and songwriter Eliot Kennedy. The show's book was written by James Graham. The Kansas City production will be staged at the Music Hall in downtown Kansas City. The touring cast includes Billy Harrigan Tighe and J.M. Barrie, John Davidson as Captain Hook and Christine Dwyer at Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.
Finding Neverland history
Finding Neverland opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in March, 2015, following a brief tryout period at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Original cast members included Kelsey Grammar as Captain Hook, Matthew Morrison as J. M. Barrie and Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.
The plot of Finding Neverland revolves around Peter Pan author, J.M. Barrie's platonic relationship with a young widow, Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. He forms a strong friendship with Davies' four sons: Jack, George, Peter and Michael and spends afternoons spinning tales for the boys. These stories are eventually compiled and form the basis for the novel and West End play "Peter Pan."
Finding Neverland facts
The original Broadway production of Finding Neverland cost approximately $20 million. Tickets sales for the production were well over $60 million.
The Broadway production ran through August 21, 2016. The run included more than 500 performances and 35 previews.
The Broadway production received a fair amount of critical acclaim. The show was nominated for Drama Desk Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Matthew Morrison) and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Carolee Carmello) in 2015 as well as Drama League Awards for Distinguished Production of a Musical and Distinguished Performance (Kelsey Grammar and Matthew Morrison.
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