Peter and the Starcatcher Will Transfer To Off-Broadway

Peter and the Starcatcher supports MovemberPeter and the Starcatcher may be ending its Broadway run at the Brooks Atkinson Theater on January 20, but it turns out that the play with music still has life in it yet. The show’s producers just announced that Peter and the Starcatcher will continue life Off-Broadway. Not surprisingly, the production will transfer to the premiere venue for Broadway to Off-Broadway transfers, New World Stages.

Located in midtown Manhattan, just a stone’s throw from most of the Broadway theaters, New World Stages is an ideal venue for shows like Peter and the Starcatcher, which have enjoyed steady popularity but can’t quite sell enough tickets to make a profit in a Broadway house. Peter follows in the footsteps of such Broadway to Off-Broadway transfers as Rent, The 39 Steps, Million Dollar Quartet, and Avenue Q, which all moved to New World Stages (Avenue Q is still playing there on Stage 3).

Exact opening dates and casting information have yet to be announced, but Peter and the Starcatcher is expected to start performances in its new home this coming March.

Woody Harrelson, Playwright

Actor Woody Harrelson will be wearing both his writer’s and director’s hats later this summer, when his new play Bullet for Adolf has its American premiere at New World Stages Off-Broadway. Harrelson, who co-wrote the high-octane comedy with his friend Frankie Hyman, will serve as the production’s director.

In the play, a pair of Midwesterners meet up with a slick New Yorker during a sweltering Texas summer in the early ’80s. The events of the play are set off when a World War II artifact (related to the Adolf of the play’s title perhaps?) goes missing.

“Frankie and I worked construction together in Houston in the summer of 1983,” Woody Harrelson was quoted as saying in a press statement about the play. “The people we got to know that summer had a profound effect on us and we knew we had to write a play about them.”

Set for an eight-week run, Bullet for Adolf will begin performances on July 19, with an opening night set for August 8.