Steve Rosen Joins the Cast of “Peter and the Starcatcher” at New World Stages
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PLEASE
THIRD TIME’S A CHARM!
JOINS THE CAST OF
“ P E T E R A N D T H E S T A R C A T C H E R ”
AT NEW WORLD STAGES
FOR THE THIRD TIME
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 11
JANUARY 12, 2014
New York, NY (November 11, 2013) – Third time’s a charm! The producers of the audience and critics’ favorite Peter and the Starcatcher announced today that Steve Rosen, who stepped in to play the role of Black Stache for certain performances during the show’s Off-Broadway run at NYTW, again stepped into the show as Smee this past summer, will be joining once again as Smee tonight, November 11, to finish the run of the show with the rest of the cast. Peter and the Starcatcher will play its final performance at New World Stages on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
Written by Tony® Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers, Peter and the Starcatcher officially began performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th St.) on Monday, March 18, 2013, where it will run through January 12, 2014. The show also played a triumphant Broadway run, where it won five 2012 Tony Awards and was named one of New York Times, New York Magazine and New Yorker’s Top 10 Shows of the Year.
Rosen joins the current cast which includes Rick Holmes (Black Stache), Nicole Lowrance (Molly), Jordan Geiger (Boy), Edward Baker-Duly (Lord Aster), Matt D’Amico (Slank), Kevin Del Aguila (Smee), Jimmy Keiffer (Alf), Josh Grisetti (Fighting Prawn), Alex Hernandez (Captain Scott), Nate Miller (Ted), Andrew Mueller (Prentiss), Jon Patrick Walker (Mrs. Bumbrake), Joanna Howard, Evan Johnson, José Restrepo, and Graham Stevens.
The design team of Peter and the Starcatcher includes Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Direction), Marco Paguia (Music Supervision), and Greg Anthony (Music Direction).
The performance schedule for Peter and the Starcatcher is as follows: Monday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday at 2:00 & 7:00 PM, Thursday – Friday at 8:00 PM, Saturday at 2:00 & 8:00 PM, Sunday at 3:00 PM.
Tickets ($72.50 – $99.00) are currently available via Telecharge.com or in person at New World Stages (340 West 50th St) box office. For more information on group offers (10 or more people), call 877-321-0020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Fans around the country can still see Peter and the Starcatcher, which recently embarked on its First National tour and will play cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Washington DC, Chicago, and more.
Peter and the Starcatcher is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions.
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STEVE ROSEN co-wrote and co-starred in the musical The Other Josh Cohen Off-Broadway with David Rossmer, earning a 2013 Lucile Lortel Award nomination for Best Musical, and 6 Drama Desk Award nominations including Best Musical and Best Leading Actor. The show will play the Paper Mill Playhouse in February 2014. He is a co-creator (with Rossmer, Dan Lipton and Sarah Saltzberg) of the Broadway improv/variety show Don’t Quit Your Night Job, returning to 54 Below on November 21st. Most recently he played The Narrator/Eddie/Dr.Scott in Hunter Foster’s acclaimed production of The Rocky Horror Show at the Bucks County Playhouse. Broadway: Spamalot; The Farnsworth Invention; Guys & Dolls. Off-Broadway: CQ/CX; Peter and the Starcatcher; The Castle and The Golem. In concert he has appeared with the Collegiate Chorale in Knickerbocker Holiday (Alice Tully Hall) and The Mikado (Carnegie Hall), and sang back-up phish at MSG last New Year’s Eve. Film: The Humbling; Beijing/New York; Arthur, Kevin’s Couch (LA Comedy Film Festival: Best Actor), Storytelling. TV: “Person of Interest”, “Masters of Sex”, “Psych”, “Law and Order: SVU”, “The Good Wife”, “Kings”, and “Ed”.
CRITICAL PRAISE FOR PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
“Sensational! Showbiz at its most infectious!”
“”The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades.”
— Ben Brantley, The New York Times
“Hysterical! Peter and the Starcatcher is a madcap production, filled with silly puns, hip jokes and sophisticated zaniness!”
— Jennifer Farrar, Associated Press
“Mr. Rees and Mr. Timbers have created a theatrical world that’s so high-spirited, so inventive, so smart – it’s a hell of a lot of fun!”
— Jesse Oxfeld, New York Observer
“A rollicking good time!”
— Melissa Rose Bernardo, Entertainment Weekly
“A treasure chest of pleasures!”
— Adam Feldman, Time Out New York
“Magical! An infectious balance of broad gags with cheeky adult humor. In an era of mainstream entertainment in which audience imagination is too rarely a requirement, it’s a breath of salty sea air.”
–David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter
“Sweet enough for kids, sophisticated enough for grown-ups, this play with music was both a valentine to the innocence of childhood and the magic of stagecraft. Bravo to the directors Alex Timbers and Roger Rees for infusing Broadway with starstuff.”
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