“Finding Neverland” doing 90.14% of Capacity
24 May, 2015
May 18 “Finding Neverland” ($1,067,924) , Overall Broadway sales climbed $1.6 million to 33 shows now running, with attendance up about 13,000 to 276,445, or 87% of total capacity.
10,846 TotalAttn 90.14%%Capacity $98.46AvgPdAdm
[March 26 box office opens
Scheduled to open on Broadway April 15, “Finding Neverland,” the new musical about the man who created “Peter Pan,” brought in more than $1 million in its first week at the Broadway box office,
[February 21 in Broadway rehearsals]
PRODUCED BY HARVEY WEINSTEIN . The updated version, starring Jeremy Jordan (Smash) as Barrie, played to mixed reviews (and record-breaking audiences) at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts, last summer. Its current Broadway incarnation features a new opening number, new songs, a revamped script, more lavish sets, and a new leading man.
Tony winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) directs this innovative new musical featuring an original score by noted composer Gary Barlow and Grammy® winner Eliot Kennedy, with a book by celebrated playwright James Graham and choreography by three-time Emmy winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium).
[August 28 2014]
Boston Globe, OK, it’s official: The Broadway-bound musical “Finding Neverland” has broken box-office records at the American Repertory Theater. The world premiere production, directed by ART artistic director Diane Paulus and backed by movie titan Harvey Weinstein, “has reached the highest attendance record for a single production in the ART’s 34-year history” and has become the highest grossing production to date, according to a statement from the theater. Starring Jeremy Jordan as “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie, “Finding Neverland” runs through Sept. 28, and according to the ART, so far “all performances have played to capacity crowds.”
[July 25 ART’s Finding Neverland Musical Dazzles, Is Destined for Broadway – Boston magazine’s Boston Daily (blog)]
An earlier stage incarnation of “Finding Neverland” played to mixed reviews in Leicester, England, in 2012. Since then, the entire creative team has been replaced, there’s a new book and score, and all but one actor has been replaced, with star Jeremy Jordan (“Smash,” “Newsies: The Musical’’) now in the lead role. (Hudson is not in the musical.)
Based on the Miramax film by David Magee, Finding Neverland follows the real-life 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. Staged by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus with music by U.K. pop sensation Gary Barlow (Take That) and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance”), this new musical explores the power of imagination to open up new worlds, and the pressures put upon those worlds by the inevitability of growing up. Finding Neverland is presented by the A.R.T. by special arrangement with Harvey Weinstein. Gazette Classification: Theater. Organization/Sponsor: American Repertory Theater. Directed By: Diane Paulus. Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7:30 PM. American Repertory Theater 64 Brattle Street Cambridge, MA 02138.
[April 1, 2011]
Peggy Siegal, press agent, public relations woman, flack, flimflam ma’am, publicist for the Weinstein Company, recently sent out a note to would-be investors inviting them to a special reading of the musical, Finding Neverland—about, J.M. Barrie,which features music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, the team behind Grey Gardens.