Previews begin tonight for the Broadway premiere of “Peter and the Starcatcher”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT FOR THE
BROADWAY PREMIERE OF
“ P E T E R A N D T H E S T A R C A T C H E R ”
GENERAL TICKET LOTTERY POLICY ANNOUNCED
New York, NY (3/28/2012) – Preview performances for the Broadway premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony® Award-nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), begin tonight, Wednesday, March 28 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street). The show, which is directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-wee Herman Show), has an official opening night set for Sunday, April 15, 2012.
Producers have announced a general ticket lottery, which will begin tonight. The lottery for Peter and the Starcatcher is open to the general public, and will take place outside The Brooks Atkinson Theatre beginning two hours before each performance. Patrons will have the opportunity to enter their names into the lottery, with an official drawing an hour and a half prior to curtain. Each winner may purchase up to two tickets at a price of $27 each (cash only).
In this innovative and imaginative new play, based on The New York Times best selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, a company of twelve actors plays 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.
The Broadway cast of Peter and the Starcatcher includes Christian Borle (NBC’s “Smash”), as ‘Black Stache’; Adam Chanler-Berat (Next to Normal) as ‘Boy’; and Celia Keenan-Bolger (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as ‘Molly’. Other cast members include Teddy Bergman (Seven Minutes in Heaven), Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps), Matt D’Amico (Fizz), Kevin Del Aguila (Jacques Brel...), Carson Elrod (Reckless), Greg Hildreth (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Rick Holmes (Spamalot), Isaiah Johnson (The Merchant of Venice), David Rossmer (Don’t Quit Your Night Job), Betsy Hogg (Fiddler on the Roof), Orville Mendoza (Pacific Overtures), Jason Ralph (Collin Theatre Center’s All’s Well That Ends Well), and John Sanders (Mamma Mia! National Tour).
The creative team includes Wayne Barker (Music), Steven Hoggett (Movement), Marco Paguia (Music Direction), Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design) and Darron L. West (Sound Design).
Peter and the Starcatcher is produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, Disney Theatrical Productions, Suzan & Ken Wirth/DeBartolo Miggs, Catherine Schreiber/Daveed Frazier & Mark Thompson, Jack Lane, Jane Dubin, Allan S. Gordon/Adam S. Gordon, Baer & Casserly/Nathan Vernon, Rich Affanato/Peter Stern, Brunish & Trinchero/Laura Little Productions, Larry Hirschhorn/Hummel & Greene, Jamie deRoy & Probo Prods./Radio Mouse Ent., Hugh Hysell/Freedberg & Dale, and New York Theatre Workshop.
Tickets are currently available via Ticketmaster.com or in person at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre box office (256 West 47th Street), and range from $59 – $125. For more information on group offers (12 or more people), call 877-321-0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The performance schedule for Peter and the Starcatcher is as follows: March 28 – April 16: Tuesday – Saturday at 8:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday at 7:00 PM. Beginning April 17: Monday – Thursday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 PM, Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, with no show on Sundays.
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