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Finding Neverland

Closed September 28, 2014

"Quick-stepping, bouncy choreography" and "timelessly inventive stagecraft"

New York Times review

Why See Finding Neverland?

All Children, Except One, Grow Up

Based on the Oscar-winning movie, Finding Neverland brings the story of Peter Pan and his creator, J.M.Barrie, to the stage in a magical new musical that will make you believe a boy can fly. This American Repertory Theatre production is set to premiere at The Loeb Drama Center this July for a strictly limited run, before transferring to Broadway.

Directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, this brand new musical features a score by two giants of UK pop, Gary Barlow and Elliot Kennedy. Barlow is a member of Take That, the most successful UK boy band of all time, while Eliot Kennedy is a Grammy Award winning songwriter who has worked with everyone from Mary J Blige to The Spice Girls. The show's choreography comes courtesy of Mia Michaels, the multi-Emmy Award winning judge of So You Think You Can Dance.

Taking the show's lead roles are Jeremy Jordan (Newsies) and Laura Michelle Kelly, who dazzled audiences in her Olivier Award winning performance as Mary Poppins in both the West End and Broadway productions.

What is Finding Neverland about?

Finding Neverland tells the story of J.M. Barrie's relationship with the Llewelyn Davies family and their vital role in the creation of one of the most famous children's stories of all time: Peter Pan. After a chance encounter at Kensington Park Gardens, playwright Barrie, who had yet to have a real commercial success, becomes a family friend and something of an uncle figure to the five Llewelyn boys. It's during this period that he produces his most famous works, beginning with the Admirable Crichton in 1902 and then the stage play Peter Pan two years later. Finding Neverland is the story of how one man captured something of the child in all of us.

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Opening night: 13 August 2014


Suitable for audiences of all ages

Run time

Two hours and forty minutes, with one intermission

Cast and Creative


Jeremy Jordan - J. M. Barrie
Laura Michelle Kelly - Sylivia Llewelyn Davies
Roger Bart - Charles Frohman
Carolee Charmelo - Madame du Maurier
Jeanna da Vaal - Mary Barrie
Aidan Gemme - Peter
Alex Dreier - Michael


Director: Diane Paulus
Book: James Graham
Music and Lyrics: Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy
Choreographer: Mia Michaels

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Joancm: “Neverland -meh”

We love the ART and are season pass holders.. Neverland is a semi-fictional... more

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