Last Thursday, NBC produced a live musical version of Peter Pan starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. Since then, it would be apt to say the 112-year-old story is trending. James Franco performed a hilarious parody of the Williams/Walken event on SNL this past weekend and countless tweets and comments on everything from the history of Pan to why a woman plays the title role have kept the conversation going.
J.M Barrie introduced the world to Peter Pan in a 1902 novel called The Little White Bird. In 1904, the stage play was produced and has since evolved into the story we know today as Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy. The world has since seen thousands of Pan productions and has evolved into many different stories including a recent hit show on Broadway that served as a prequel to Pan called Peter and the Starcatcher. The show ended in 2013 but Pan fans will be happy to know that in March 2015, another wonderful version of the story will open on Broadway.
Oscar-winning film Producer Harvey Weinstein is bringing his beloved film Finding Neverland to stage, starring Glee's Matthew Morrison. Morrison will play author J.M Barrie, a role Johnny Depp beautifully portrayed in the film which also stars Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman, Julie Christie and Freddie Highmore.
Finding Neverland is celebrating its ten-year anniversary. The film was nominated for seven Oscars including one for Depp whom delivered an uncharacteristically subdued and grounded performance in comparison to so much of his other work. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek won the Oscar for Best Original Score.
Finding Neverland is based on the the play "The Man Who Was Peter Pan" by Allan Knee. The story dramatizes the relationship between J.M Barrie and the family that inspired him to create Peter Pan. As the Broadway show prepares for its March preview and April 2015 opening, we encourage you to watch the stunning movie directed by Marc Forster which is available to rent or own on iTunes.
Tickets are now on sale for Finding Neverland on Broadway starring Matthew Morrison and Kelsey Grammar. To purchase your tickets and find more information on the show, visit their official site and Facebook page for the most recent news.