October 20, 2011

Rick Elice’s ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ to Open on Broadway This Spring!

October 20th, 2011

Peter and the Starcatcher From BroadwayWorld.com: The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher announced yesterday that the acclaimed new American play by Tony Award nominee (and JERSEY BOYS co-author) Rick Elice, directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Drama Desk Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), will open on Broadway this spring at a theatre to be announced. Based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher will be produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs and Greg Schaffert.

In this innovative and imaginative new play, a company of twelve actors plays some 50 characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up? This epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters proves that an audience’s imagination can be the most captivating place in the world.

Peter and the Starcatcher opened to rave reviews last March in its premiere Off Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop. The sold out run was extended by popular demand and set a record for the highest grossing single day in NYTW’s history. The production went on to receive five Drama Desk nominations (and a win for Outstanding Music in a Play); two Obie Awards (for Direction and Design) and two Lucille Lortel Awards (for Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Choreography).

Additional news about the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher will be announced soon.

Congratulations to Rick Elice on this fabulous news!

1 Comment »

  1. Thanks, Susie! Hope everybody will come and see us! Love to all. Rick

    Comment by Rick Elice — October 20, 2011 @ 9:15 am

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