La Jolla Playhouse announces new musical, ‘Finding Neverland’
by Claire Harlin
Feb 23, 2011 | 4051 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The La Jolla Playhouse, in its world premiere of “Finding Neverland,” will use this poster art. Photo courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse
The La Jolla Playhouse, in its world premiere of “Finding Neverland,” will use this poster art. Photo courtesy of La Jolla Playhouse
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La Jolla Playhouse can now boast three world premieres for its 2011/12 season, as the venue has announced the production of “Finding Neverland.”

The play is based on the book by Allan Knee and scored by the Grey Gardens writing team of Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics). “Finding Neverland” will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford, who also directed “Cry-Baby,” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

 “The addition of this new musical enhances our already astonishing season,” said Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley. “We’re delighted to bring back to the Playhouse Rob Ashford, one of the most sought-after directors on Broadway, as well as welcome this new, award-winning creative team to the Playhouse family.” 

The musical tells the story of the boys who inspired the literary masterpiece “Peter Pan.” In “Finding Neverland,” Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie is threatened by crippling writers block and he meets a woman, whose spirited young boys provide the inspiration he needs.

The play is based on the 2004 Academy Award-nominated film, which was adapted from librettist Allan Knee’s play, “The Man Who Was Peter Pan.”

Subscriptions to La Jolla Playhouse’s 2011/12 season are available by calling (858) 550-1010 or by visiting lajollaplayhouse.org.
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