“Peter Pan” Prequel Headed to Broadway

Yesterday, Disney Theatrical Productions confirmed that “Peter and the Starcatcher” will open on Broadway next spring. Similar to the feeling of the smash hit “Wicked,” the story follows the boy who will become Peter Pan. Some other familiar faces appear, including the pirate who will become Captain Hook.

The play was originally mounted last year at New York Theater Workshop, to critical and commercial success. (That production was an adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s 2004 children’s book.) Christian Borle (“Legally Blonde”) and Adam Chanler-Berat (“Rent”) were in the original cast, but no casting information has been announced for the new production. The show will be directed by Alex Timbers and Roger Rees (who is in the current cast of “The Addams Family.”) The original production received five Drama Desk nominations and two Lucielle Lortel awards, so perhaps Disney has their eye on the coveted Tony award with this much anticipated transfer.

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About Adam Britten

Adam Britten is a self-proclaimed Disney geek. From a very young age, he fondly remembers visiting the parks with his family on an almost yearly basis. Currently a Master of Digital Marketing Student at Hult International Business School, Adam wishes on a star that he will one day work for the mouse's marketing department. He’s visited Disneyland, Walt Disney World, & Disneyland Paris; he hopes to complete the world tour. His favorite Disney movie is Alice in Wonderland. Can also be seen on: Twitter as @AdamBritten, www.AdamBritten.com, and his new blog about the intersection between social media and theme parks at SocialThemeParks.com.
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10 Responses to “Peter Pan” Prequel Headed to Broadway

  1. Devlin says:

    It’s about time someone thought to bring Peter Pan to the stage!

    • Bcrocker says:

      I am not really sure if this is meant to be sarcastic, but this story is nothing like the original Peter Pan story. Read the book–this is something fresh and new.

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  6. Adam Britten says:

    Peter Pan has been on the stage before, but I’m excited to see this new show continue to grow.

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  8. Jason says:

    I saw the show at New York Theatre Workshop earlier this year and it was absolutely amazing. They extended it’s run twice because of the popularity; and it managed to set records for the theatre (which incidentally was where RENT began as well). It’s a much smaller simpler show than the usual Disney production with much left to the imagination rather than big flashy sets and costumes, but magical nonetheless. This is a MUST SEE!

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