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[21 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Closes on Broadway, to Reopen Off-Broadway March 18

Yesterday was a sad day on Broadway, as the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher officially played its final performance. However, fans of the enchanting play will not have to go without it for too long. We let you know a few weeks ago that the play will be re-opening off-Broadway, and producers recently gave this new transfer an official opening date.
Peter and the Starcatcher will open at off-Broadway’s New World Stages on March 18. No casting has yet been announced for the off-Broadway transfer, but the production will be …

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[5 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to Move Off-Broadway This March

A few months ago, we let you know the disappointing news that Peter and the Starcatcher will be closing on Broadway later this month. However, this tremendous production will live on past its closing date. This week, the play’s producers announced the exciting news that the show will be opening off-Broadway this spring.
Peter and the Starcatcher will transfer this March to New World Stages, an off-Broadway theatre complex that has been home to such other Broadway transfers as Avenue Q and Million Dollar Quartet. Based on the book Peter …

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[30 Sep 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to Close on Broadway January 20

This week, producers announced the sad news that the Tony Award winning play Peter and the Starcatcher‘s Broadway run will soon be coming to an end. The magical show will officially close on Broadway January 20, 2013.
Taking us to “the Neverland we never knew,” Peter and the Starcatcher tells the tale of Peter Pan before he became the legendary boy we know and love, doing so with just twelve actors, minimal props, and an extraordinary amount of creativity. The play began its Broadway run last April after a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the …

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[11 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ and ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Earn Seven Tony Awards

Last night, the Broadway community came together to honor some of this season’s greatest Broadway shows, performers, and creators at the 2012 Tony Awards. And while Clybourne Park and Once may have taken home the top honors of Best Play and Best Musical, respectively, the Disney shows Newsies and Peter and the Starcatcher did not come home empty-handed. The two shows earned a combined total of seven awards, including Best Score and Best Featured Actor in a Play.
Newsies, the soaring and energetic musical based on the 1992 film of the …

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[20 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney to Create Film Adaptation of ‘Peter and the Starcatchers’

Disney has hired Jesse Wigutow to adapt a screenplay for the best-selling children’s novel Peter and the Starcatchers, according to sources. The novel was also the inspiration for the current Broadway play Peter and the Starcatcher, which has garnered nine Tony award nominations.
The novel, co-authored by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, introduces us to the back story of the beloved character Peter Pan. It’s the first in a series of books by the authors.
Wigutow’s current work includes the film adaptation for Osterman Weekend, which is currently in development.

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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Review: “Peter and the Starcatcher” on Broadway

If you can only see one show on Broadway this season, it should be “Peter and the Starcatcher.” Currently enchanting audiences of all ages at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theater, this whimsical and inventive new play draws upon the sense of child-like wonder in all of us with an interesting and well-crafted production that delights adults and children alike. Based on the novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher brings us the story of Peter Pan—but not the one that audiences are used …

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[6 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Disney Earns 17 Tony Award Nominations for ‘Newsies’ and ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

Each year, the Tony Awards celebrate Broadway and the theatre, honoring the season’s top shows, creative teams, and performers in a nationally broadcast awards ceremony. This week, the nominees for the 2012 Tony Awards were announced, and this year’s Disney-produced shows were not forgotten. Newsies and Peter and the Starcatcher earned a combined total of 17 nominations, including nominations in the top honors of Best Play and Best Musical.
Peter and the Starcatcher, the enchanting new play that tells the story of Peter Pan before he became the legendary Lost Boy …

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[8 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]
D23 Offers Member Discount for ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

The whimsical and inventive play Peter and the Starcatcher is currently in previews on Broadway, where it is enchanting audiences eight times a week. Now, D23 members have an exclusive chance to save on tickets to the show, thanks to a special D23 discount released this week.
Peter and the Starcatcher, based on the book of the same name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, tells the tale of Peter Pan before he became the legendary character we know and love. Using just 12 actors to play over 100 different characters, …

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[31 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
‘Newsies’ Opens on Broadway, ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Begins Performances

This week was an exciting one for Disney shows on Broadway. On March 28, Peter and the Starcatcher began preview performances on Broadway before its official opening in just a few short weeks. Just a day later, Newsies celebrated its opening night.
Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of Peter Pan–but not the one we’re used to. Based on the novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry, the show, which is a play with music, tells the tale of how Peter Pan became the boy who …

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[18 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Casting Announced for Broadway Run of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

We can hardly wait for this spring’s Broadway debut of Peter and the Starcatcher, a prequel to Peter Pan based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. This week, exciting news about the play was announced, as the cast that will be bringing this whimsical show to Broadway was revealed.
Starring in the show’s Broadway run will be the same cast that made the show a sold-out success off-Broadway last spring. Adam Chandler-Berat (Rent off-Broadway, Next to Normal) will play Boy, Celia Keenan-Bolger (Merrily We Roll Along, The 25th …