Finding Neverland Summary

  • Finding Neverland is 2.5 Hours long, including an intermission of 15 Minutes
  • 8 Shows per week
  • Previews Began: March 15, 2015
  • Opens April 15, 2015
  • Show Closed: August 21, 2016

Finding Neverland tells the true story of the creation of one of the world's most beloved children's characters: Peter Pan. In the show we see playwright J.M. Barrie find inspiration to write Peter Pan in the most unlikely of places at Kensington Gardens in London.

Finding Neverland on Broadway Background

In this Broadway production, the role of J.M. Barrie is played by Tony Yazbeck ("Smash"), the role of the nagging stage producer Charles Frohman is played by Kelsey Grammer (La Cage aux Folles, "Frasier", "Cheers"), the role of Madame du Maurier is played by Carolee Carmello (City of Angels, Parade), and the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies is played by Laura Michelle Kelly (Sweeney Todd the film, Mary Poppins). The show is directed by visionary Tony winner Diane Paulus.

Finding Neverland is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com's Audience Choice Award for Best Musical! This is certainly a high profile show this season, not only because of its movie origins but also because of its interesting path to reach the Broadway stage.

This show came directly after the box office and critical failure of J.M. Barrie's last show Little Mary

What’s Finding Neverland Like?

At Kensington Gardens, Barrie meets four young brothers and their playful spirit and imagination inspires his new play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.

The show is a magical children’s musical with inventive stage artistry and an uplifting musical score. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, J.M Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, A Chorus Line) and long-time Broadway stalwart Kelsey Grammer (La Cage aux Folles, “Frasier”) star in this breathtaking smash that “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, "it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” Finding Neverland is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

Is Finding Neverland Good for Kids?

Yes! This is designed to be a show to delight and charm children. However, children under the age of 4 are not allowed in the theater.

Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre

205 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10019
Seats: 1,509
Entrance: 46th Street, between 8th and Broadway
Theatre Information

Lunt Fontanne Theatre Seating Chart

Finding Neverland Marquee

Finding Neverland Marquee

Cast Members

J.M. Barrie
Tony Yazbeck
Sylvia Llewelyn
Laura Michelle Kelly
Madame du Maurier
Carolee Marmello
Charles Frohman
Marc Kudisch

Producers

Barry Weissler (Executive Producer)

Harvey Weinstein

Production Credits

Direction
Diane Paulus
Choreography
Mia Michaels
Set Design
Scott Pask
Costume Design
Suttirat Larlarb
Lighting Design
Kenneth Posner
Sound Design
Jonathan Deans
Musical Supervision
David Chase
Musical Direction
Mary-Mitchell Campbell
Music + Lyrics
Gary Barlow + Eliot Kenne
Book
James Graham
Production Stage Manager
C. Randall White

Creative Team

Production Manager
Juniper Street Productions
Press Agent
Billy Zavelson
General Manager
National Artists Management Company (NAMCO)
Company Manager
Daniel Hoyos at NAMCO
Casting Director
Telsey + Company
Advertising Representative
SPOTCo
Press Representative
Richard Kornberg & Associates