Casting for the New World Stages production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which will begin performances on Monday, March 18, 2013, has been announced. The cast includes returning Broadway cast members Rick Holmes, now playing Black Stache, Jason Ralph, now playing Boy, along with Kevin Del Aguila as Smee, Matt D’Amico as Slank, and Evan Harrington as Alf, all reprising their roles. They are joined by Nicole Lowrance (Molly), Edward Baker-Duly (Lord Aster), Josh Grisetti (Fighting Prawn), Alex Hernandez (Captain Scott), Nate Miller (Ted), Andrew Mueller (Prentiss), Jon Patrick Walker (Mrs. Bumbrake), Jordan Geiger, Joanna Howard, and Graham Stevens.
Peter and the Starcatcher won five 2012 Tony Awards (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was recently named one of New York Times, New York Magazine and New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year. Written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice, and directed by Tony Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony Award-nominee Alex Timbers, the critical and audience favorite ended a run on Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
The entire Award-winning design team of Peter and the Starcatcher, which includes Wayne Barker (Music), Steven Hoggett (Movement),Marco Paguia (Music Supervision), Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design) andDarron L West (Sound Design), will design the New World Stages production.
The performance schedule for Peter and the Starcatcher, beginning March 18, 2013, is as follows: Monday at 7:00pm, Wednesday at 2:00 & 7:00pm, Thursday – Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.
This imaginative prequel to the story of Peter Pan, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, tells the tale of an orphan who heads to a faraway land, where he finds love, friendship, and, ultimately, himself. Peter and the Starcatcher is comprised of a company of twelve actors playing more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew 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 will embark on a national tour, opening in August 2013 at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver, CO. The play’s Tony Award-nominated directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, will direct the touring production, which will be represented by The Road Company.