“FINDING NEVERLAND” MAKES ITS MINNESOTA PREMIERE AT THE ORPHEUM THEATRE
“FINDING NEVERLAND” MAKES ITS MINNESOTA PREMIERE AT THE HISTORIC ORPHEUM THEATRE OCT. 31-NOV. 5, 2017
Broadway.com’s award-winning Best Musical will star John Davidson
TICKETS ON SALE TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC: FRIDAY, AUG. 4 AT 10 A.M.
MINNEAPOLIS— Hennepin Theatre Trust will present FINDING NEVERLAND, Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award Winner for Best Musical, as part of the 2017-2018 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season Oct. 31-Nov. 5 at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time.
Tickets for the general public go on sale on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave. Minneapolis), by calling (800) 982-2787 or by clicking to HennepinTheatreTrust.org. For information and reservations for groups of 10 or more, call (612) 373-5665 or email MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica.com.
Ticket prices start at $39.00. All pricing includes a Building Restoration Fee of $4.00.
Performance dates are Tuesday, Oct. 31 through Sunday, Nov. 5 at the Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis. Performance times are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m.
John Davidson, star of TV, stage and music, takes on the role of Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook. Davidson returns to Minneapolis when he appeared on tour in Wicked as the Wizard in 2013. He has also been seen on Broadway in State Fair, Foxy and Oklahoma and Off-Broadway in High Infidelity and The Fantasticks. Davidson’s numerous TV and feature film credits include “That’s Incredible,” “The New Hollywood Squares,” “One Hundred Thousand Dollar Pyramid,” “The Tonight Show,” “The John Davidson Daytime Talk Show,” “The Kraft Sum Music Hall,” “The Girl With Something Extra,” The Happiest Millionaire, The One And Only Genuine Original Family Band, Airport 80 and Edward Scissorhands.
The full company features Billy Harrigan Tighe (Pippin, The Book of Mormon) and Christine Dwyer (Wicked, Rent), with John Davidson (Wicked, Oklahoma), Karen Murphy (A Little Night Music, My Vaudeville Man),Turner Birthisel, Connor Jameson Casey, Wyatt Cirbus, Bergman Freedman, Tyler Patrick Hennessy, Colin Wheeler, Christina Belinsky, Caitlyn Caughell, Sarah Marie Charles, Adrianne Chu, Calvin L. Cooper, Dwelvan David, Nathan Duszny, Victoria Huston-Elem, Melissa Hunter McCann, Connor McRory, Thomas Miller, Noah Plomgren, Matthew Quinn, Will Ray, Kristine Reese, Corey Rives, Dee Tomasetta, and Matt Wolpe.
FINDING NEVERLAND, the Broadway musical that NPR says is “Far and Away the Best Musical of the Year!” has been enchanting audiences on tour under the visionary direction of Tony Award®-winner Diane Paulus. Paulus says “I am thrilled that John is joining the company of Finding Neverland. He is an incredible performer that will bring a commanding energy to the role of Charles Frohman and a mischievous enthusiasm to Captain James Hook.”
With book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll, music supervision by Fred Lassen, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
FINDING NEVERLAND is produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.
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