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 New York Theatre Workshop in 2011. It then went on to win five 2012 Tony Awards, more than any other play this year.
“All of us involved with this show are extremely proud of its remarkable run on Broadway,” lead producer Nancy Gibbs said in a statement. “When this journey began nearly ten years ago, the path to Broadway seemed all but impossible to traverse. Well, not only did we make it, but we’ve enjoyed every unlikely and wonderful step along the way.”
Peter and the Starcatcher features a book by Rice Elice, with direction by Alex Timbers and Roger Rees. Following its Broadway run, the show will launch a national tour in August 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO.
With just a few short months left in the show’s Broadway run, be sure to see this remarkable and inventive new play while you can at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre. For more information about Peter and the Starcatcher and to purchase tickets, visit www.peterandthestarcatcher.com.