Producers of Finding Neverland, the new Broadway musical that the Associated Press calls “Absolutely thrilling,” are pleased to announce the forthcoming Original Broadway Cast Recording, set for release on Tuesday, June 23.
The album, produced by Eliot Kennedy and David Chase for Republic Records and under the musical direction of Mary-Mitchell Campbell, was recorded at NYC’s Avatar Studios on May 4.
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Upon its April 15 opening, Entertainment Weeklyproclaimed Finding Neverland “Pixie-dusted perfection,” and added it to the magazine’s coveted “Must-List.” “Touching and beautiful,” hailed the Daily News. While USA Today cheered, “Finding Neverland flies!” Vogue exclaimed “Fabulous stage magic that you’ll remember for years to come!” WABC’s Sandy Kenyon raved, “A crowd-pleaser of the kind that’s too rare on Broadway these days.” And NPR called Finding Neverland ““Magnificent! Far-and-away the best musical of the season.Finding Neverland should be found by everyone as soon as possible!”
In addition to the Finding Neverland Original Broadway Cast Recording, Republic Records has just announced the upcoming Finding Neverland The Album, a compilation of songs from the show reimagined by some of today’s hottest artists, such as Nick Jonas, Ellie Goulding,Jennifer Lopez, Trey Songz, Rita Ora, Christina Aguilera, Jon Bon Jovi, Pentatonix,John Legend, Zendaya, Kiesza, Gary Barlow, Matthew Morrison, Paloma Faith,Christina Perri and The Goo Goo Dolls, among others. Finding Neverland The Album will be available in-stores and at all digital retailers on June 9; digital pre-orders begin May 12.
Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by the same name, Finding Neverland follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Delighted by the boys’ hilarious escapades, Barrie conjures the magical world of Neverland and writes a play unlike any the high-society London theatergoers have ever seen. It’s a tremendous risk, but as Barrie himself has discovered — when you believe, you can fly. Directed by Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin,Hair), with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy-winner Eliot Kennedy, book by Olivier Award nominee James Graham, and choreography by Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination … and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
Finding Neverland features a magnificent cast led by Matthew Morrison (“Glee,” South Pacific), Kelsey Grammer (“Frasier,” La Cage aux Folles), Laura Michelle Kelly (Mary Poppins) and Carolee Carmello (Parade), with Teal Wicks, Alex Dreier, Aidan Gemme,Jackson Demott Hill, Noah Hinsdale, Sawyer Nunes, Christopher Paul Richards,Hayden Signoretti with Courtney Balan, Dana Costello, Colin Cunliffe, Rory Donovan,Chris Dwan, Kevin Kern, Josh Lamon, Melanie Moore, Mary Page Nance, Fred Odgaard,Emma Pfaeffle, Jonathan Ritter, Tyley Ross, Julius Anthony Rubio, Paul Slade Smith,Ron Todorowski, Jaime Verazin and Jessica Vosk.
The new musical Finding Neverland is currently playing at Broadway’s Lunt-Fontanne Theatre(205 West 46th Street). Performance times are as follows: Tuesday at 7:30pm, Wednesday at 2pm & 7:30pm, Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday at 3pm. Tickets can be arranged online at www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com, by calling Ticketmaster at (877) 250-2929 or in person at the Lunt-Fontanne box office, located at 205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8theAvenues.