"Finding Neverland" is becoming one of Broadways hottest tickets. The productions follows the life of playwright J.M. Barrie as he writes the story of Peter Pan. Although Barrie was already a well known writer, he got into slump. He then finds the inspiration he's been missing when he meets a beautiful widow, Sylvia, and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter.
Barrie's relationship with a woman other than his wife becomes a scandal, but he loves watching her boy's adventures. This leads him to create the magical world of Neverland, and rolls the dice by writing a
play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen.
It's a tremendous risk.
Peter is the child that he names the
character of his story after. He's a little boy who is growing up way too
fast and reminds Barrie that "life is too absurd, to take so seriously."
Barrie wanted to write a play that reminded people that we all have an
inner child screaming to get out again.
"Finding Neverland" is funny, romantic, and even a little tragic. The play stars
Matthew Morrison (Glee) as James M. Barrie, Kelsey Grammar (Frasier) as
Captain Hook and Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Davidson.
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